The official currency of Mauritania is Ouguiya (code: MRO).
Mauritania is located in Africa.
Estimated population (2010): 3,460,000
Estimated population (2000): 2,643,000
Estimated population (1950): 657,000
The economy of Mauritania depends on agriculture and livestock. Mauritania has extensive deposits of iron ore, and its coastal waters are among the richest fishing areas in the world.