Mauritania By SEan seymour

This country borders Senegal, mali and algeria
The geographic location is north west africa
Mauritania has a great view of the Atlantic Ocean
It is near the western sahara
This shows how many peopleper sq km
This countries climate is dry humid and mild tropical
It has many different species that are foundjust within this climate zone
It is mainly a desert but it has vegetation just over these mountains
Mauritanias capital is known as nouakchott
The capital is near a beach on the northwest coast
The city is not very wealthy but it has a high population
It lies north of senegals capital dakar
The coordinates of Nouakchott are 18.0735° N, 15.9582° W
Some physical characteristics of Mauritania are that the Sahara Desert covers almost all of the land, the Senegal River is on the southern border, the land is mostly barren, has many flat Sahara plains, and there are some hills in the central part of the country. The information about location and place in Mauritania is important to help understand a lot about this country.
21.0079° N, 10.9408° W is the exact location of the country
Part B- Mauritania is at 18.060N latitude and 15.570W longitude. The relative location is its position in relation to other countries, bodies of water, which is the atlantic ocean
The export value of iron ore increased by about 91% to $997 million from $522 million in the previous year.
Some resources produced here are catle and every now Nd then some crops that will eventually sell at a high price
The country also produced crude oil, gold, cement, quartz, copper, gypsum, salt, and steel in that year. In 2011, the mining sector of Mauritania generated $375 million revenue for the country
Fresh water is also a very important resource
There are many different cultural groups all through out mauritania
Haratin, also referred to as Harratins, Haratine or Hartani are oasis-dwellers in the Sahara, especially in northwestern Africa. They are particularly found in Mauritania, Morocco and Western Sahara
The Soninke, also called Sarakole, Seraculeh, or Serahuli, are a West African ethnic group found in eastern Senegal and its capital Dakar, northwestern Mali and Foute Djalon in Guinea, and southern Mauritania
Mauritania has a population of approximately three million, and it is almost one-hundred percent Islam. There are however, a trace number of non-Muslims. In fact, one can find that Roman Catholic and Christian churches have been established in the areas of Nouakchott, Nouadhibou, Zouerate, Rosso, and Atar. There are also resident expatriates who practice Judaism, although the absence of synagogues is quite noticeable.
Islam is by far the largest and most influential religion in the country, and has been since the 10th century. According to government census, 100% of the country's citizens are Muslim. Like much of North Africa, Mauritanians follow the Maliki school of Islam.
There are also resident expatriates who practice Judaism, although the absence of synagogues is quite noticeable. Virtually, the whole of this nation is Sunni Muslim, and its Islamic roots can be traced back to the Muslim traders and craftsmen who moved into West Africa.
Islam has relatively few holidays compared to most other religions; nevertheless, their sacred days and times are very important to Muslims. When holidays are being observed, it is common for routine social activities, such as work and commerce, to stop temporarily out of respect for the person or event being remembered.
Traditionally, Muslims celebrate two major festivals - 'Id Al-Fitr and 'Id Al-Adha. They celebrate one month of daytime fasting - Ramadan. And they also observe a day of voluntary fasting - 'Ashura, which is also an important Shiite festival. (Also compare: Sunni and Shia Muslims.)
The popular festival of Mawlid an-Nabi celebrates the birthday of the prophet Muhammad, but is frowned upon as an idolatrous innovation by conservative Muslims. Most Islamic holidays either commemorate events in the life of the prophet Muhammad or are special days founded by him.
Mauritania has an islamic republic government to shorten it but its refered to as a a military junta
President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz
n terms of geography, Mauritania (three times the size of Arizona) is situated in northwest Africa with about 350 mi (592 km) of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.
1. Mauritania passed a law to abolish slavery only in 1981. It is one of the last countries to do so. 2. Despite the legislation against slavery, there still exists around 90,000 slaves in Mauritania according to 2003 estimates. 3. Mauritania is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 40% of its population below poverty line.
Currency: Mauritanian ouguiya GDP per capita: 1,068.97 USD (2013) World Bank Gross domestic product: 4.158 billion USD (2013) World Bank Gross national income: 11.08 billion PPP dollars (2013) World Bank GDP growth rate: 6.7% annual change (2013) World Bank GNI per capita: 2,850 PPP dollars (2013) World Bank Internet users: 6.2% of the population (2013) World Bank
Humans have little environmental interaction ecxcept building buildings, crops and transportation along with mining.
Cropping. Millet and sorghum were Mauritania's principal crops, followed by rice and corn. Before the 1980s, millet and sorghum accounted for 70 to 80 percent or more of total grain production. Rice production in the 1970s averaged 5 to 10 percent, and corn made up 10 to 25 percent.
Barbary Sheep (Ammotragus lervia). Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus). Dorcas Gazelle (Gazella dorcas). Felou Gundi (Felovia vae). Harbor Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). Lion (Panthera leo). Red-fronted Gazelle (Gazella rufifrons). West African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis). Are all vulnerable to extinction
All these animals and plants are going extinction do to desertification and land agriculture
There are very few schools and the ones that are there, can barely Afford the supplies they need
They dont have very many jobs that pay a whole lot, most jobs require labor and minimum pay is given
Created By
Sean Seymour


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