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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 - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 16th May 2021

In Fula (Fulfulde), Adlam script:

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(where image indicates the decimal separator and image the thousands separator). Numbers in Adlam are written from right to left.

In Fula (Fulfulde), Latin script; and French:

   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

In Arabic:

   1.234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and . the thousands separator)

Mauritania - Date and time formats

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   Note: This section last updated 16th May 2021

In Fula (Fulfulde), Adlam script:

   yyyy-mm-dd

In Fula (Fulfulde), Latin script; Arabic and French:

   dd/mm/yyyy
   14:32  

Mauritania - Languages

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

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 graphic

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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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Mauritania - Postal code map

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Place names in Mauritania

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   Note: This section last updated 21st January 2017

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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   Note: This section last updated 20th July 2015

Mauritania has 15 regions External:

    Adrar External
    Assaba External
    Brakna External
    Dakhlet Nouadhibou External
    Gorgol External
    Guidimaka External
    Hodh ech Chargui External
    Hodh el Gharbi External
    Inchiri External
    Nouakchott-Nord External
    Nouakchott-Ouest External
    Nouakchott-Sud External
    Tagant External
    Tiris Zemmour External
    Trarza External

Administrative districts graphic

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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 

Every effort is made to keep this resource updated. If you find any errors, or have any questions or requests, please don't hesitate to contact the author.

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