Flag of Mauritania
Mauritania



General Information
Surface area1 030 700  km2
CapitalNouakchott
UN StatusUN member since 27 October 1961
CurrencyOuguiya
Currency codeMRO
Internet top-level domain (TLD)MR
National Statistical Office National Statistical Office of Mauritania



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Population of Mauritania

Total population 2011 est.3 281 634 persons
   Male population 2011 est.1 580 248 persons
   Female population 2011 est.1 701 386 persons
Density of population 2011 est.3.2 persons per km2 map
Sex ratio of total population 2012 est.0.929 male/female map
   Sex ratio at birth 2012 est.1.030 male/female map
   Sex ratio of under 15 years old population 2012 est.1.008 male/female map
   Sex ratio of 15-64 years old population 2012 est.0.888 male/female map
   Sex ratio of 65 years and over population 2012 est.0.737 male/female map
Population in urban areas 201041.0 % of total population map
   Rate of urbanization 2010-15 est.2.9 % per year map
Population in rural areas 201059.0 % of total population map
Population under 15 years old 2012 est.40.4 % of total population map
   Male population under 15 years old 2012 est.42.1 % of male population map
   Female population under 15 years old 2012 est.38.8 % of female population map
Population 15-64 years old 2012 est.56.2 % of total population map
   Male population 15-64 years old 2012 est.54.9 % of male population map
   Female population 15-64 years old 2012 est.57.4 % of female population map
Population 65 years and over 2012 est.3.5 % of total population map
   Male population 65 years and over 2012 est.3.0 % of male population map
   Female population 65 years and over 2012 est.3.8 % of female population map
Total median age Median age is the age that divides a population into two numerically equal groups; that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older.2012 est.19.5 years map
   Male median age 2012 est.18.6 years map
   Female median age 2012 est.20.4 years map
Life expectancy at birth,total Life expectancy at birth shows the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future.2011 est.61.1 years map
   Life expectancy at birth, male population 2011 est.58.9 years map
   Life expectancy at birth, female population 2011 est.63.4 years map
See also:
 Population of Africa
 Population of the world