Country in the Maghreb region of Northwestern Africa.
Mauritania is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Morocco in the north, Algeria in the northeast,
Mali in the east and southeast, and Senegal in the southwest.
Mauritania is the eleventh largest country in Africa. The size is similar to Egypt.
Approximately 90% of the country's surface is desert or semi-desert.
Capital (and largest city): Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast.
Currency: Ouguiya (MRO).