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Open map of MauritaniaFlag of MauritaniaMauritania /

Water surface: 0 km²
Population density: 3 inhabitants per kmē
Border: 5,074 km. Senegal 813 km; Mali 2,237 km: Algeria 463 km; Western Sahara 1,561 km.
Coastline: 754 km
Highest point: Kediat Ijill 915 metres.
Lowest point: Sabkha de Ndrhamcha -5 metres.
Arable land: 0.48%
Mauritania is almost only desert, with the exception of the fertile belt along the border river of Senegal in the south. The desert is scattered with oases, which to a large extent represent the original form of life in most of the country. In these oases, there are many inhabitants and much important agriculture.


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  • By Tore Kjeilen