Flag of Mauritania

Flag of Mauritania

The flag of Mauritania consists of a green leaf with a yellow crescent bearing a yellow five-pointed star. The flag has both traditional African and Islamic symbolism - yellow and green are the traditional Arabic colors and green together with the crescent moon and the star are of importance for the Muslim majority in Mauritania. The country was dominated by the Berber nomads from the 11th century, thus became a center of Muslim faith, which was spread throughout North Africa from here. In the 16th century, Berbers were defeated by the Arabs, who ruled Mauritania until the 20th century, when the French overtook the control. The current flag has been adopted in 1959, when the country gained independence from France.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Algeria Algeria Algiers 38,700,000 2,381,740 km2
Flag of Mali Mali Bamako 15,302,000 1,240,190 km2
Flag of Morocco Morocco Rabat 33,202,300 446,550 km2
Flag of Senegal Senegal Dakar 13,567,338 196,722 km2
Flag of Western Sahara Western Sahara Laayoune 567,000 266,000 km2

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Main information

Country
Mauritania
Capital city
Nouakchott
Population
3,461,041 (2013)
Total area
1,025,520 km2
Formation
28. 11. 1960
Highest point
Kediet Ijill (915 m)
GDP
$ 2,096 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
mauritanian ouguiya (MRO)
Code
MR (MRT)
Calling code
+222
Internet TLD
.mr

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By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Mauritánie (Nouakchott)
English
Mauritania (Nouakchott)
German
Mauretanien (Nouakchott)
French
Mauritanie (Nouakchott)
Italian
Mauritania (Nouakchott)
Spanish
Mauritania (Nuakchot)
Russian
Мавритания (Нуакшот)
Slovak
Mauritánia (Nouakchott)
Polish
Mauretania (Nawakszut)
Portuguese
Mauritânia (Nouakchott)
Chinese
毛里塔尼亚 (努瓦克肖特)
Japanese
モーリタニア (ヌアクショット)
Turkish
Moritanya (Nouakchott)
Norwegian
Mauritania (Nouakchott)
Swedish
Mauretanien (Nouakchott)
Hungarian
Mauritánia (Nouakchott)
Dutch
Mauritanië (Nouakchott)
Danish
Mauretanien (Nouakchott)
Finnish
Mauritania (Nouakchott)
Hebrew
מאוריטניה (נואקשוט)

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