Mauritania

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  • President: Muhammad Ould Abdel Aziz (2009)

  • Prime Minister: Yahya Ould Hademine (2014)

  • Land area: 397,837 sq mi (1,030,400 sq km); total area: 397, 953 sq mi (1,030,700 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 3,516,806 (growth rate: 2.26%); birth rate: 31.83/1000; infant mortality rate: 56.06/1000; life expectancy: 62.28

  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Nouakchott, 786,000

  • Monetary unit: Ouguiya

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