Mauritania, Islamic Republic of

republic, W Africa; 397,700 sq. mi.; pop. 2,000,000; cap. Nouakchott.

Webster's Gazetteer. 2013.

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  • Mauritania — This article is about the North African country. For other uses, see Mauretania. Islamic Republic of Mauritania الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية al Ǧumhūriyyah al ʾIslāmiyyah al Mūrītāniyyah République Islamique de Mauritanie Republik bu Lislaamu… …   Wikipedia

  • Mauritania — Mauritanian, adj., n. /mawr i tay nee euh/, n. 1. Official name, Islamic Republic of Mauritania. a republic in W Africa, largely in the Sahara Desert: formerly a French colony; a member of the French Community 1958 66; independent 1960.… …   Universalium

  • Mauritania — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Mauritania <p></p> Background: <p></p> Independent from France in 1960, Mauritania annexed the southern third of the former Spanish Sahara (now Western Sahara) in 1976 …   The World Factbook

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