Mauritania is part of Africa with main city at
Nouakchott. Its Least Developed country with a
population of 4M people. The main currency is Ouguiya. The languages
spoken are Arabic. the Islamic Republic of Mauritania is the formal name of Mauritania It is adviced to Reconsider your need to travel Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs,
languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Least Developed 🌤️ ~20.58 °C 🌧 ~1.10 mm 👨👩👦👦 4M people
⚠️ Travel advice
Reconsider your need to travel
We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Mauritania. We haven’t changed the level – 'reconsider your need to travel' to Mauritania. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. Do not travel to Provinces of Tiris Zemmour, Adrar, Tagant , Hidh ech Chargui, Hodh El Gharbi, Assaba and Guidimaka. Do not travel to Within 25 kilometres of Mauritania's northern border with Western Sahara, except to the city of Nouadhibou.
issued date: January 24, 2019
Mauritania uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type C.
The languages that are typically spoken are Arabic
💱 Currencies Used
Mauritania uses the Mauritanian ouguiya (symbol: UM), code MRU.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200 and 100 ouguiyas. Ouguiya is subdivided into 5 khoumss. Coins come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 ouguiyas and 1 khoums.
Automatic teller machines are rare in Mauritania. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.