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Official Name: Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Official Languages: Arabic
Recognised Languages: Pulaar, Soninke, Wolof, French
Population: 4,067,564 (2015 estimate)
Currency: Ouguiya (MRO)
Time Zone: UTC+0 (Daylight Savings Time not observed)
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Mauritania is bordered by Morocco, Algeria, Mali, Senegal, and the Atlantic Ocean. Its largest and capital city is Nouakchott, where around a third of the country’s population live.
Local currency in Mauritania is Ouguiya. It is a closed currency, and can’t be exported. Official bureaux de change, banks, and some hotels are able to change US dollars or Euros for Ouguiyas.
Please check for updates to travel advice from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office here - https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/mauritania - before you book your trip. The FCDO advise against all travel to some part of Mali, and against all but essential travel to other parts. Direct Travel Insurance are unable to offer cover for travel to any area or country which the FCDO advises against.
There is no British Embassy in Mauritania. If you require consular assistance, you should contact any EU Embassy in Nouakchott.