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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Mauritania

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MAURITANIA
MAURITANIA

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Mauritania - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

222

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

RIM

Internet country code

MR

GRC Country Code

MAU

Mauritania - Languages

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Language map External

Mauritania has 8 languages. Hassaniya Arabic External (1 800 000 speakers) is the official language. There are 150 000 speakers of Fulfulde.

Mauritania - Personal names

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Personal names are often formatted according to Arabic traditions, but ould is used to mean “son of” and ment to mean “daughter of”.

Women retain their maiden names upon marriage.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Mauritania - Example address format

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Delivery is to post office boxes only. This is usually written in French as BP, or Boîte Postale.

Though postal deliveries are only to mailing addresses, street addresses will be found for the use of couriers, visitors etc. As not all streets are named, these may often be descriptive and unstructured. Examples:

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Mauritania - Postal codes

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Mauritania has no postal code system.

Mauritania - Postal code format

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Mauritania - Postal code specifics

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Mauritania - Postal code regular expression

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Mauritania - Postal code level of coverage

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Place names in Mauritania

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Refer to Exonyms in Mauritania for full lists of place names in Mauritania in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Mauritania - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Mauritania

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Mauritanian telephone numbers have no area codes. Subscriber numbers have 8 digits. Mobile numbers begin with 22, 27, 33, 36-37, 44, 46-47.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External


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