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Education
 

Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI

3.23 % of GNI

[114th of 168]

Children out of school, primary

130,224

[24th of 126]

Children out of school, primary (per capita)

42.436 per 1,000 people

[10th of 150]

Children out of school, primary, female

64,820

[23rd of 117]

Children out of school, primary, female (per capita)

21.123 per 1,000 people

[12th of 147]

Children out of school, primary, male

65,404

[25th of 117]

Children out of school, primary, male (per capita)

21.313 per 1,000 people

[11th of 148]

Duration of compulsory education

9 years

[84th of 171]

Duration of education > Primary level

6

[80th of 181]

Duration of education > Secondary level

6

[106th of 181]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level

394,401

[108th of 189]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita)

0.14 per capita

[53rd of 172]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level

84,407

[125th of 171]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita)

30.069 per 1,000 people

[146th of 159]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level

9,198

[112nd of 150]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita)

3.277 per 1,000 people

[110th of 146]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level

49.17%

[21st of 179]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level

44.08%

[138th of 162]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level

21.47%

[124th of 126]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level

73%

[124th of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men

73%

[120th of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women

73%

[119th of 160]

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI

2.4%

[46th of 127]

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government

8.3%

[46th of 85]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5

39.4%

[93rd of 112]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men

38%

[81st of 101]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women

40.8%

[80th of 101]

Education, primary completion rate

45

[114th of 148]

Education, primary completion rate > Men

46

[110th of 145]

Education, primary completion rate > Women

43

[109th of 145]

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level

14.5%

[124th of 135]

Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita

9.82 %

[28th of 101]

Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita

24.65 %

[13th of 93]

Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita

39.92 %

[18th of 81]

Female enrolment share > Primary level

48.2%

[110th of 176]

Female enrolment share > Secondary level

46.7%

[125th of 170]

Geographical aptitude results

68.862

[107th of 191]

Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment

1.01

[15th of 183]

Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment

0.85

[111st of 172]

Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment

0.33

[93rd of 139]

Grade 1 intake rate

27.8

[100th of 114]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group

112.77 %

[25th of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group

111.87 %

[31st of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group

112.32 %

[29th of 157]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+

58.3%

[9th of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men

48.2%

[8th of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women

68.1%

[11th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+

947,800

[61st of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita)

327.63 per 1,000 people

[10th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men

384,800

[60th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita)

133.015 per 1,000 people

[9th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women

562,900

[61st of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita)

194.58 per 1,000 people

[11th of 138]

Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write

Literacy > Female

31.9%

[147th of 157]

Literacy > Male

51.8%

[150th of 156]

Literacy > Total population

41.7%

[154th of 160]

Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above

43.42 %

[99th of 121]

Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above

59.54 %

[105th of 121]

Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above

51.21 %

[102nd of 121]

Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24

55.48 %

[97th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24

67.73 %

[100th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24

61.34 %

[98th of 123]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24

61.3%

[31st of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men

67.7%

[33rd of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women

55.5%

[31st of 138]

Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population

34.76 %

[53rd of 95]

Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population

34.43 %

[52nd of 93]

Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population

35.08 %

[54th of 93]

Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort

54.73 %

[45th of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort

51.09 %

[46th of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort

52.87 %

[51st of 92]

Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group

43.25 %

[79th of 138]

Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group

45.82 %

[81st of 138]

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group

44.54 %

[84th of 141]

Primary education, duration > years

6 years

[122nd of 197]

Primary education, pupils

443,615

[57th of 176]

Primary education, pupils (per capita)

0.145 per capita

[43rd of 193]

Primary education, pupils > % female

49.99 % female

[5th of 175]

Primary education, teachers

11,001

[56th of 159]

Primary education, teachers (per capita)

3.585 per 1,000 people

[62nd of 191]

Primary education, teachers > % female

30.86 % female

[81st of 153]

Private school enrolment > Primary level

2.8

[104th of 148]

Private school enrolment > Secondary level

3.9

[101st of 131]

Progression to secondary level

35

[91st of 97]

Progression to secondary school > %

45.94 %

[75th of 123]

Progression to secondary school, female > %

43.42 %

[73rd of 118]

Progression to secondary school, male > %

48.28 %

[72nd of 118]

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP

2.3 %

[45th of 136]

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure

8.31 %

[44th of 103]

Public spending per student > Primary level

11.7

[79th of 126]

Public spending per student > Secondary level

36.4

[12th of 123]

Public spending per student > Tertiary level

191.2

[19th of 123]

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

40.32

[25th of 159]

Pupils reaching grade 5

61.2

[95th of 108]

Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level

41.8

[28th of 175]

Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level

26.2

[24th of 121]

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education

32.54

[57th of 137]

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment

100.58

[12th of 174]

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment

85.2

[69th of 162]

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > %

95.78 %

[46th of 157]

Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24

81.92 %

[91st of 123]

Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment

10.1 %

[29th of 128]

Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment

10.26 %

[26th of 125]

Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment

9.94 %

[32nd of 125]

Repitition rate > Primary level

15.2

[26th of 143]

Repitition rate > Secondary level

12.7

[19th of 82]

School enrollment, preprimary > % gross

1.73 % gross

[84th of 159]

School enrollment, primary > % gross

93.28 % gross

[81st of 176]

School enrollment, primary > % net

72.24 % net

[72nd of 139]

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross

93.55 % gross

[75th of 174]

School enrollment, primary, female > % net

72.32 % net

[67th of 137]

School enrollment, primary, male > % gross

93.01 % gross

[85th of 174]

School enrollment, primary, male > % net

72.15 % net

[68th of 136]

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary

7.99 %

[43rd of 139]

School enrollment, secondary > % gross

20.53 % gross

[89th of 164]

School enrollment, secondary > % net

15.36 % net

[66th of 121]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross

18.89 % gross

[88th of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % net

14.09 % net

[65th of 119]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross

22.17 % gross

[90th of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % net

16.63 % net

[65th of 119]

School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary

12.64 %

[38th of 124]

School enrollment, tertiary > % gross

3.18 % gross

[50th of 141]

School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross

1.56 % gross

[53rd of 137]

School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross

4.81 % gross

[45th of 137]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary

8 years

[88th of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female

8 years

[86th of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male

8 years

[88th of 93]

Scientific and technical journal articles

2

[155th of 175]

Secondary education, general pupils

89,540

[73rd of 183]

Secondary education, general pupils (per capita)

0.029 per 1,000 people

[94th of 196]

Secondary education, pupils

92,796

[69th of 166]

Secondary education, pupils (per capita)

0.03 per capita

[82nd of 185]

Secondary education, pupils > % female

45.9 % female

[62nd of 153]

Secondary education, teachers

2,995

[54th of 141]

Secondary education, teachers (per capita)

0.976 per 1,000 people

[68th of 188]

Secondary education, teachers > % female

12.69 % female

[63rd of 131]

Secondary education, vocational pupils

3,256

[61st of 163]

Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita)

1.061 per 1,000 people

[58th of 183]

Spending on teaching materials

1.1

[22nd of 30]

Tertiary enrollment

3.7%

[121st of 151]

Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers

100 %

[6th of 61]

Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers

100 %

[11th of 56]

Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers

100 %

[8th of 56]

Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24

0.82

[30th of 138]

World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls

both


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; The Geography Zone; World Bank; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Mauritania, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Al Jumhuriyah al Islamiyah al Muritaniyah, Muritaniyah


 

Health
 

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 83 [123rd of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 81 [117th of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 82 [125th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 98 [49th of 153]
% immunized pregnant women tetanus 40 [42nd of 54]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 19 [121st of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 33 [129th of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 44 [136th of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 40 [127th of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 37 [145th of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 34 [144th of 147]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 100 [21st of 133]
% under-fives with ARI -- 10 [44th of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 39 [54th of 80]
Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health No
Access to sanitation 70% [81st of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 96.64 births [32nd of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 41 % [5th of 52]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 40.47 per 1,000 people [21st of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 56.9 % [24th of 76]
Children Underweight Rate 9% [18th of 95]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 8 % [12th of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 87 [29th of 166]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 28.3 % [6th of 47]
Drinking water availability % 37% [143rd of 147]
Drug access 50% [118th of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 14.5 $ [166th of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 0.89 % [169th of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 2.01 % [140th of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 2.9 % [177th of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 20.2 % [31st of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 3.3% [78th of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 57.27 % [36th of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 5.59 births per woman [21st of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 46.3 [153rd of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 42.8 [161st of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 44.5 [155th of 186]
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 0.6% [57th of 136]
HIV AIDS > Deaths 610 [78th of 102]
HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita) 223.927 per million people [58th of 102]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 9,500 [66th of 126]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) 3.284 per 1,000 people [53rd of 126]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 0.67 per 1,000 people [138th of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 71 % [165th of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 61 % [168th of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 34 % [142nd of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 8 % [161st of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 49 % [155th of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 53 % [158th of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 44 % [152nd of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 59 % [176th of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 298.02 per 100,000 people [29th of 200]
Infant mortality rate 72.35 [32nd of 179]
Infant mortality rate > Female 63.52 deaths/1,000 live births [30th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 69.69 deaths/1,000 live births [32nd of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 66.65 deaths/1,000 live births [33rd of 225]
Intestinal diseases death rate 35.65% [18th of 141]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 56.28 years [190th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 51.61 years [195th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 53.91 years [192nd of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 55.3 years [148th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 52.1 years [151st of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 53.66 years [150th of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 53 [158th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 48 [161st of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 51 [159th of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk high
Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Major infectious diseases > Vectorborne diseases
malaria and Rift Valley fever
Malaria cases > per 100,000 11,150 [14th of 94]
Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population 2 % [3rd of 27]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 34.5 % [8th of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 31.8 % [5th of 63]
Maternal mortality 550 per 100,000 [17th of 136]
Measles immunization 62 [141st of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 57 [26th of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 20 [81st of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 2 [110th of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 35 [35th of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 32 [21st of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 10 [17th of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 13 [16th of 128]
Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 98 [8th of 57]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 100% [27th of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 100 % [34th of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 40 [139th of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 54 [161st of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.11 per 1,000 people [46th of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 15 % [67th of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 10 % [71st of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 63.9 % [11th of 62]
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 0% [130th of 159]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 0.68 % [65th of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 10 % [77th of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 25.8% [142nd of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 168 per 1,000 people [19th of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 33.1% [32nd of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 47.7% [128th of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 41.6% [127th of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 222.75 (est)
Spending > Per person 19 [105th of 133]
Spending > Private 3.4 [30th of 141]
Spending > Public 1.4%
Tobacco > Cigarette consumption 317 [85th of 106]
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 3.9% [157th of 185]
Total fertility rate 5.8 [17th of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 209 [21st of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 28.22 % [161st of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 75% [111st of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 21.87 % [168th of 171]
Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49 31.6 % [2nd of 13]
Water availability 4,278 cubic meters [88th of 169]
Women circumcised 0.3 [28th of 27]
Women circumcised (per capita) 0 per 1,000 people [21st of 27]
Women circumcised share 0.3% [28th of 27]


 

SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; UNICEF; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; Unicef (1994)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Mauritania, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Al Jumhuriyah al Islamiyah al Muritaniyah, Muritaniyah

Sports

FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 44.38 per 1 million people [121st of 197]


 

SOURCES
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

 Mauritania, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Al Jumhuriyah al Islamiyah al Muritaniyah, Muritaniyah

Food

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing

0.83 %

[86th of 103]

exports > % of merchandise exports

51.88 %

[33rd of 156]

imports > % of merchandise imports

26.21 %

[15th of 155]


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Mauritania, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Al Jumhuriyah al Islamiyah al Muritaniyah, Muritaniyah

Language

Languages
Arabic (official and national), Pulaar, Soninke, Wolof (all national languages), French, Hassaniya
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate 51.2 [155th of 174]


 

SOURCES
All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Mauritania, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Al Jumhuriyah al Islamiyah al Muritaniyah, Muritaniyah


2) Religion
 

Catholic > Diocesan priests 1 [141st of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.000323939 per 1,000 people [139th of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 1 [134th of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0.000323939 per 1,000 people [114th of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 6 [134th of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.00194363 per 1,000 people [129th of 147]
Catholic > Religious Priests 10 [125th of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.00323939 per 1,000 people [115th of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 11 [134th of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.00356333 per 1,000 people [126th of 148]
Catholics 4,000 [137th of 140]
Catholics as percentage 0.15 [134th of 150]
Islam > Number of Muslim 3,100,000 [42nd of 67]
Islam > Percentage 99.895% [5th of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 99.9% [4th of 168]
Islam > Population 3,083,772 [50th of 165]
Islam > Shia 31,000 [56th of 67]
Islam > Shia to Muslim 1 % [66th of 67]
Islam > Sunni 3,069,000 [41st of 67]
Islam > Sunni to Muslim 99 % [1st of 67]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 99.9 % [2nd of 45]
Muslim 99 % [8th of 66]
Religions Muslim 100%
Religions > All Muslim 100%
Religions > Muslim 100 % [1st of 100]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 4 [205th of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 12.958 per 10 million people [200th of 222]


 

SOURCES
Catholic Hierarchy.org; Wikipedia: Demographics of Islam ; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Mauritania, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Al Jumhuriyah al Islamiyah al Muritaniyah, Muritaniyah



3) Media
 

Average cost of local call 0.08 [68th of 151]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 14.73 % [110th of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 29.76 % [72nd of 155]
DVD region 5 [35th of 171]
E-Government rating 37.3 [122nd of 182]
Fax machines 0.92 per 1,000 people [70th of 103]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 256.33 per 1,000 people [100th of 193]
HAM radio prefixes 5TA - 5TZ
Households with television > % 20.53 % [110th of 160]
International dialling code 222
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 57,000,000 min. [89th of 164]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 19.703 min. per capita [86th of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 1,600,000 $ [97th of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 1.392 $ per $1,000 of GDP [105th of 130]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 0.57 $ per capita [109th of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 745,615 [107th of 198]
Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 242.971 per 1 million people [99th of 201]
Number of PCs 42 [129th of 169]
Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.076 per $10 million of GDP [90th of 144]
Number of PCs (per capita) 0.136 per 10,000 people [130th of 169]
Personal computers 42,000 [120th of 164]
Personal computers (per capita) 14.092 per 1 million people [125th of 171]
Phone subscribers 9.85 [169th of 178]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 11.63 $/month [65th of 151]
Radio broadcast stations AM 1, FM 14, shortwave 1
Radio receivers 360,000 [141st of 188]
Radio receivers (per capita) 0.148 per capita [141st of 182]
Radios 410,000 [139th of 221]
Radios (per capita) 132.815 per 1,000 people [169th of 212]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 91.66 % [3rd of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 22270000000
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 19.48 % GDP [2nd of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 96820970000
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 4.36 $ [57th of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 3,649.669 $ per $1 trillion of GD [30th of 174]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 1,697.374 $ per 1 million people [47th of 178]
Telephone employees, total 730 [103rd of 194]
Telephone employees, total (per capita) 0.252 per 1,000 people [107th of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 115 per 100 mainlines [12th of 134]
Telephone mainlines 41,000 [124th of 202]
Telephone mainlines (per capita) 13.361 per 1,000 people [122nd of 203]
Telephone subscribers 786,615 [103rd of 199]
Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.255 per 1,000 people [100th of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 533.06 [33rd of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
Mauritel, the national telecommunications company, was privatized in 2001 but remains the monopoly provider of fixed-line services; fixed-line teledensity 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular network coverage extends mainly to urban areas with a teledensity approaching 40 per 100 persons; mostly cable and open-wire lines; a domestic satellite telecommunications system links Nouakchott with regional capitals

Telephone system > General assessment
limited system of cable and open-wire lines, minor microwave radio relay links, and radiotelephone communications stations; mobile-cellular services expanding rapidly

Telephone system > International
country code - 222; satellite earth stations - 3 (1 Intelsat - Atlantic Ocean, 2 Arabsat)

Telephone system > Regulation 1999
Telephones > Main lines in use 34,900 [134th of 174]
Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 11.066 per 1,000 people [130th of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 1,300,000 [109th of 186]
Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 397.546 per 1,000 people [102nd of 185]
Television broadcast stations 1 [21st of 89]
Television broadcast stations (per capita) 0.356 per million people [14th of 67]
Television receivers 62,000 [145th of 185]
Television receivers (per capita) 25.537 per 1,000 people [137th of 179]
Television standard > VHF SECAM B
Televisions 98,000 [134th of 215]
Televisions (per capita) 31.746 per 1,000 people [160th of 209]


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); The Information for Development Program; hamcity.com; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Mauritania, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Al Jumhuriyah al Islamiyah al Muritaniyah, Muritaniyah

Internet
 

Broadband subscribers 164 [111st of 117]
Broadband subscribers (per capita) 53.442 per 1 million people [102nd of 146]
Country code .mr
Hosts 34 [202nd of 228]
Hosts (per capita) 10.104 per million people [201st of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 45 Mbps [64th of 167]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 24.32 Mbps per $1 trillion of [42nd of 184]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 14.664 Mbps per 1 billion peop [65th of 188]
Internet Service Providers 5 [116th of 229]
Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0.0016197 per 1,000 people [108th of 215]
ISP 5 [21st of 162]
ISP (per capita) 1,835.471 per billion people [16th of 127]
Livejournal users 21 [206th of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 54.25 $/month [22nd of 180]
Secure Internet servers 3 [149th of 183]
Secure Internet servers (per capita) 0.326 per 1 million people [148th of 189]
TLD .mr
Users 30,000 [138th of 190]
Users (per capita) 9.512 per 1,000 people [142nd of 184]


 

SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Mauritania, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Al Jumhuriyah al Islamiyah al Muritaniyah, Muritaniyah


4) Tourist

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One of the largest countries in North Africa, Mauritania is a mix of desert and ocean—but mostly desert. The bulk of Mauritania's large area is made up of the world famous Sahara Desert, while the country's west coast hugs the Atlantic Ocean. The large contrast between these diverse environments means that there is plenty for travelers to see and do. The beaches on the west coast are a worthy break from the humming interior city of Nouakchott, while various medieval sites, including Chinguetti, offer amazing views of ancient buildings, some of which are considered to be national symbols. The country's many desert mosques are some of the finest examples of Islamic architecture in all of North Africa.


The Top 4
What to Do in Mauritania



1. Nouakchott
There’s plenty to do in Mauritania’s capital city, including dropping by the many souks or markets, like Marche Capital or Marche Sixieme. The Saharan sand dunes on the edge of Nouakchott are worth checking out, especially at sunrise or sundown.

2. Beaches
While not as popular as other beaches on the Atlantic, Mauritania’s coast is still worth seeing. The most popular beach is the Plage de Nouakchott. Plan to drive in a four-by-four to travel to and around this site, and be aware of any warnings of strong currents if you plan to swim. There aren’t many hotels along Mauritania’s coast, but traveling to the beach is still a worthwhile daytime trip.

3. Banc d’Arguin National Park
Located between Nouakchott and the city of Nouadhibou, this nature reserve is a fantastic site to see migratory birds, including flamingos and pelicans. The coastal sides of the park are known for their seaside flora, and close to the park are fishing villages that are worth a visit, too. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

4. Chinguetti
An amazing medieval town in the interior of Mauritania, this city is home to plenty of incredible ancient sites, including the Friday Mosque, a sandstone-colored building that is considered by many to be the national symbol of the country.

When to Go


Mauritania’s rainy season lasts from July to September; average rainfall during the year is about 20 to 23 inches (51 to 58.5 centimeters.) The country is also a recipient of the harmattan, a trade wind that blows from the Sahara, bringing with it sand and limited visibility. The best times to visit Mauritania are between March through June, when the weather is generally calmer.

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