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Location: Africa
Nouakchott (735.000 inhab.)
Main Cities:
Nouadhibou, Kaédi, Kiffa, Zouerat, Atar
1,030,700 km2
1 Mauritanian ouguiya = 5 khoums
French, Arab
Sunni Moslem
The Independence's Year:



Great state of the north-western africa (3 times and half wider of Italy), but with alone 2 million and 700 thousand inhabitants (density 3 abs / Kmq).
It is to a large extent desert to north and steppe to south, with scarce resources (iron and others mineral stones) and modest agricultural productions, insufficient to the requirement of the population.
Practically it has an only true city the capital Nouakchott; despite the great extension it has only few hundreds chilometres of asphalted roads and the illiterates are over the 60% of the population.
The desert extended in the most part of the country shows scenic erg, with perfect dunes which colours glide into orange, to yellow, up to white.
To cross the western Sahara to reach the mauritanian Ksurs of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichit and Oulata, with the architectures in stone and the urban structures perfectly suited for the impossible Saharan climatic conditions, it is an unforgettable experience.

* Information and news of every kind (and photographic documentation) about Mauritania are to disposition of the partners of the Worldwide Geographic Academy: info@accademiageograficamondiale.com


January '08
Lungo le spiagge e tra le dune della Mauritania
April '08
Dai diari di viaggio: Fuga con onore
June '11
ss Mauritaniagaf


A Ben Amera Al mercato di Nouakchott Architettura locale Barcane a Tourine

Barcane Ben Amera Biblioteca a Chinguetti Cammelliere

Cap Tafarit Costa atlantica Incisioni rupestri a El Ghallaouiya La miniera di ferro di Zouerat

La sabbia avanza nell'oasi Le dune sulla spiaggia Lungo la costa atlantica Nelle biblioteche di Chinguetti

Ouadane Ragazza di Chinguetti Sulla spiaggia di Nouakchott Zouerat

Minareto a Zouerat La moschea di Chinguetti Nell'oasi di Chinguetti L'uomo blu A Ouadane