Tag Archives: Mauritania

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Economy of Mauritania

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) US$5.4 billion; per capita $2,000 (2002). Share of industry in GDP 31%; agriculture – 25%; services – 44%. The economically active population is 750 thousand people, 53% of which is employed in agriculture. The mining industry is the backbone of the economy. The manufacturing industry is poorly developed and is represented… Read More »

Mauritania Music

Music Professional musicians, known by the Moors as iggiw and by groups of Sudanese descent gawlo or gesere, are all comparable to griots (see griot). The instruments are usually of Arab origin, e.g. the edge-blown flute zaouzaya or the flute type nefara, both of which are used for entertainment purposes. Among the stringed instruments of… Read More »

Mauritania Sightseeing Places

Money National currency: 1 Mauritanian Ouguiya divided into 5 Khoums. Next to Madagascar, Mauritania is the only country that deviates from the decimal system in terms of currency. Currency abbreviation: UM, MRO – ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG Banknotes are in circulation with a value of 1,000, 500, 200 and 100 UM, coins are available in nominal amounts of 20,… Read More »