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Background: Independent from France in 1960, Mauritania annexed the southern third of the former Spanish Sahara (now Western Sahara) in 1976, but relinquished it after three years of raids by the Polisario guerrilla front seeking independence for the territory. Opposition parties were legalized and a new constitution approved in 1991. Two multiparty presidential elections since then were widely seen as being flawed; Mauritania remains, in reality, a one-party state. The country continues to experience ethnic tensions between its black minority population and the dominant Maur (Arab-Berber) populace.

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Geography of Mauritania - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Mauritania

People of Mauritania - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Mauritania

Government and Politics in Mauritania - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Mauritania.

Economy of Mauritania - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Mauritania

Communications in Mauritania - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Mauritania

Transportation in Mauritania - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Mauritania

Military of Mauritania - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Mauritania

Transnational Issues of Mauritania - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Mauritania

Maps of Mauritania - Discover a detailed map of Mauritania

Map Database of Mauritania - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Mauritania

Flags of Mauritania - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Mauritania. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Mauritania - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Mauritania

1Up Info - Mauritania Political Geography - Encyclopedia resource provides information on the country along with its cities.


 





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