Geography in Mauritania

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Mauritania

Geography in Mauritania


The continent: Africa
  
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For country comparisons (the table on the map) colors are used:
 
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Area in Mauritania


Surface area

1 030 700 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 28 in the world of 233 (88,41%); 11 in Africa from 56 (82,14%)

Land area

1 030 700 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 27 in the world of 230 (88,70%); 10 in Africa from 54 (83,33%)

Land use in Mauritania


Land area

1 030 700 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 27 in the world of 230 (88,70%); 10 in Africa from 54 (83,33%)

Agricultural land

38,53 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 103 in the world of 208 (50,96%); 35 in Africa from 53 (35,85%)
397 110 {sq.km.[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 28 in the world of 209 (87,08%); 12 in Africa from 54 (79,63%)
9,76 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 6 in the world of 207 (97,58%); 3 in Africa from 52 (96,15%)
13,26 % (2,65 % annual) ↗
min: 9,76; max: 46,05; max-min: 36,29 (78,80%); mid: 27,91;
-18,15 (-185,86%)

Arable land

0,437 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 200 in the world of 206 (3,40%); 51 in Africa from 53 (5,66%)
4 500 {sq.km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 128 in the world of 206 (38,35%); 41 in Africa from 53 (24,53%)
0,111 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 115 in the world of 206 (44,66%); 42 in Africa from 53 (22,64%)
13,26 % (2,65 % annual) ↗
min: 0,111; max: 0,311; max-min: 0,201 (64,48%); mid: 0,211;
-0,100 (-90,76%)

Forest area

0,218 {% of land area[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 200 in the world of 205 (2,93%); 51 in Africa from 53 (5,66%)
7,80 % (1,56 % annual) ↗
min: 0,218; max: 0,403; max-min: 0,185 (45,90%); mid: 0,310;
-0,092 (-42,43%)
2 245 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 152 in the world of 206 (26,70%); 44 in Africa from 54 (20,37%)
7,80 % (1,56 % annual) ↗
min: 2 245; max: 4 150; max-min: 1 905 (45,90%); mid: 3 198;
-952,50 (-42,43%)
0,055 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 161 in the world of 204 (21,57%); 40 in Africa from 52 (25%)
22,09 % (4,42 % annual) ↗
min: 0,055; max: 0,205; max-min: 0,150 (73,09%); mid: 0,130;
-0,075 (-135,78%)

Terrestrial protected areas

0,960 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 192 in the world of 204 (6,37%); 50 in Africa from 53 (7,55%)
10,42 % (2,08 % annual) ↘
min: 0,550; max: 0,960; max-min: 0,410 (42,71%); mid: 0,755;
0,205 (21,35%)
10 152 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 110 in the world of 202 (46,04%); 33 in Africa from 51 (37,25%)
0,0000242 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 166 in the world of 202 (18,32%); 41 in Africa from 51 (21,57%)

Land boundaries and coastline in Mauritania


Length of land borders

5 002 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 37 in the world of 166 (78,31%); 15 in Africa from 49 (71,43%)

Number of Neighbors

4 [?] (2015)
(descending): 61 in the world of 164 (63,41%); 23 in Africa from 49 (55,10%)

Coastline

754 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 92 in the world of 191 (52,36%); 19 in Africa from 40 (55%)

Elevation in Mauritania


mean elevation

276 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 119 in the world of 163 (27,61%); 38 in Africa from 48 (22,92%)

lowest point

-5 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 47 in the world of 73 (36,99%); 15 in Africa from 24 (41,67%)

highest point

915 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 165 in the world of 232 (29,31%); 46 in Africa from 56 (19,64%)

Main parameters in Mauritania


Population

4 067 564 number of people[?] (2015)
(descending): 129 in the world of 233 (45,06%); 40 in Africa from 56 (30,36%)
11,71 % (2,34 % annual) ↘
min: 858 170; max: 4 067 564; max-min: 3 209 394 (78,90%); mid: 2 462 867;
1 604 697 (39,45%)

Surface area

1 030 700 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 28 in the world of 233 (88,41%); 11 in Africa from 56 (82,14%)

Population density

3,95 people per sq. km of land area[?] (2015)
(descending): 219 in the world of 230 (5,22%); 52 in Africa from 54 (5,56%)
11,71 % (2,34 % annual) ↘
min: 0,857; max: 3,95; max-min: 3,09 (78,29%); mid: 2,40;
1,54 (39,14%)

Population growth rate

2,44 annual %[?] (2015)
(descending): 37 in the world of 216 (83,33%); 27 in Africa from 54 (51,85%)
3,51 % (0,702 % annual) ↗
min: 2,44; max: 3,10; max-min: 0,667 (21,48%); mid: 2,77;
-0,333 (-13,68%)

Surface area

25,34 hectar per person[?] (2015)
(ascending): 222 in the world of 233 (5,15%); 53 in Africa from 56 (7,14%)
13,26 % (2,65 % annual) ↗
min: 25,34; max: 120,23; max-min: 94,89 (78,92%); mid: 72,78;
-47,45 (-187,24%)