You are here > 1Up Travel > Countries of the World > Africa > Mauritania



 Country Facts









  Maps & Cities

  Transnational issues


  Mauritania Guide
  Mauritania Maps
  Mauritania Hotels
  Mauritania Flag
  More Mauritania Flags
  Mauritania Geography
  Mauritania Travel Warning

Featured in Beachcomber Community Guides

Travel & Tourism . Tourist Guide to the Country

Mauritania Introduction

Mauritania   IntroductionTop of Page
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.

1UpTravel's Guide to Mauritania

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.


Make 1Up Travel your HomepageSend this Page to a FriendGo to Top of PagePrint this PageAdd 1Up Travel to your Favorites


Compare Country Info Hotel Directory Geography Flags World Maps Travel Warnings National Parks


Asia Africa Caribbean Middle East North America South America Central America Oceania Pacific Europe Polar Regions


Destinations Monuments Ancient Wonders Modern Wonders Natural Wonders


World Time ISD Codes Travel Links Link Exchange


Disclaimer: Although we've tried to make the information on this web site as accurate as possible, we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by any person resulting from information published on this site. We encourage you to verify any critical information with the relevant authorities before you travel.

Copyright 1Up Travel All Rights Reserved.
Go Up

Privacy Policy