Mauritaniamôrĭtā´nēə [key], officially Islamic Republic of Mauritania, republic (2015 est. pop. 386,000), 397,953 sq mi (1,030,700 sq km), NW Africa. Fort-de-France is the capital. The department and the island of Martinique are coextensive.
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