Mauritania

World Rank 92 1.89 Mauritania flag svg
Capital
Area
Currency
Nouakchott
1,030,000 km 2
Ouguiya (MRU)

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Introduction

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is the former French colony and the nation that has more than 1 million square kilometers of land. It is located in West Africa and is considered to be the 8th largest nation in this continent. The population is fairly limited with the approximate number of 4.4 million as of 2018. 

Because of its large size, Mauritania's density is also very low - only 3.4 people per square kilometer. In terms of economy, there are large natural resources available on the terrain, but at this moment total GDP (PPP) of the nation is very low - at the level of $18.1 billion. It translated into $4,563 on average per citizen in 2018.

Gross domestic product (GDP, GDP PPP)

Gross domestic product (GDP)

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Gross domestic product growth rate

Gross domestic product per capita

Gross domestic product (PPP)

Gross domestic product (PPP) per capita

International trade (Export, Import)

External balance on goods and services

External balance on goods and services (% of GDP)

Exports of goods and services (current US$)

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Imports of goods and services (current US$)

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Employment by sector, Unemployment

Unemployment (% of total labor force)

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Employment in agriculture (% of total employment)

Employment in industry (% of total employment)

Employment in services (% of total employment)

Vulnerable employment (% of total employment)