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President Buhari receives Letter of Credence from Ambassador of Mauritania, H.E. Amedi Camara, in State House

H.E. Amedi Camara, Ambassador of Mauritania, has presented his Letter of Credence to President Buhari at the State House.

Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in Northwest Africa. It is the eleventh largest sovereign state in Africa and became a French colony during the European Scramble for Africa. Approximately 90% of Mauritania’s land is within the Sahara; consequently, the population is concentrated in the south, where precipitation is slightly higher. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, home to around one-third of the country’s population.

The country’s official religion is Islam, with almost the entire population being Sunni Muslims. Arabic is the official language, with French also widely used due to its colonial history.

COUNTRY PROFILE
CAPITAL: Nouakchott
INDEPENDENCE:28th November, 1960
LANGUAGE:Arabic
POPULATION:4,649,658
(2020 Mid-year)
GDP: $5.235 billion (2018)
CURRENCY: Mauritanian Ouguiya
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