Where is Mauritania?

Mauritania is located in the Northern Africa region at latitude 21.00789 and longitude -10.940835 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 21° 0' 28.40'' N
  • 10° 56' 27.01'' W

You can see the location of Mauritania on the world map below:

Mauritania Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Mauritania (MR) are:

  1. Algeria (DZ)
  2. Mali (ML)
  3. Senegal (SN)
  4. Western Sahara (EH)

Maritime Borders

Mauritania borders the Atlantic Ocean.

Pin showing Mauritania on a map

Mauritania Related Content

Mauritania Key Facts

CountryMauritania
CoordinatesLatitude: 21.00789
Longitude: -10.940835
Country CodesAlpha 2: MR
Alpha 3: MRT
Country Flag Emoji🇲🇷
Int. Phone Prefix+222
Capital cityNouakchott
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
Northern Africa
Country Area1,030,700 sq km
Population 20214,775,110
World Rank: 125
Median Age17.6
Life expectancy64.4
Major languagesArabic (official and national), Pular, Soninke, Wolof (all national languages), French
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC±00:00
Internet TLD.mr
Biggest AirportNouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport (NKC)
Average temperature27.65 °C
81.77 °F
Administrative Divisions15 regions
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Mauritania Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLower middle income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencyNew Ouguiya (MRU)
GDP in 2020$7.9 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 148
GDP per capita in 2020$1,702
World Rank: 151
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, manufacturing, energy, services
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, United Arab Emirates, France, Senegal, India
Top 5 Export CountriesChina, France, United Arab Emirates, India, Pakistan

Biggest Cities in Mauritania

Here are the largest cities in Mauritania based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Nouakchott 1,077,169
Nema 200,000
Nouadhibou 118,000
Kiffa 110,714
Zouerate 56,345
Rosso 47,203
Atar 24,021
Tidjikja 19,981
Boutilimit 14,142
Bogue 10,415

Map of Mauritania with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Northern Africa Region