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Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, country in northwestern Africa. It is bounded on the north by Western Sahara and Algeria, on the east by Mali, on the south by Mali and Senegal, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The country has a total area of 1,031,000 sq km (398,000 sq mi).

Sources

Mauritania

Goodsmith, Lauren. The Children of Mauritania: Days in the Desert and by the River Shore. Carolrhoda, 1993. Reprint, First Avenue, 1997. Photographic essay on the lives of two families, one of the northern desert and the other of the southern river valley. For younger readers.

Handloff, Robert E. Mauritania: A Country Study. 2nd ed. Library of Congress, 1996. Thorough examination of the reasons for the country's lack of progress toward the twin goals of political democracy and economic viability.

Murphy, Joseph E. Mauritania in Photographs. Crossgar, 1998. A photographic journey across Mauritania.

Pazzanita, Anthony G. Historical Dictionary of Mauritania. 2nd ed. Scarecrow, 1996. A systematic and user-friendly introduction to contemporary Mauritania and its recent history.

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Microsoft Encarta 2009. 1993-2008 Microsoft Corporation.



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northwestern Africa, Atlantic Ocean, total area, Western Sahara, Mali, Senegal, Algeria, east, country

 
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