Mauritania

Mauritania

Mauritania

Mauritania (officially Islamic Republic of Mauritania) is a country in northwestern Africa on the Atlantic. The presidential republic borders the states of Algeria in the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, Senegal in the southwest and in the area of ​​the peninsula of Nouadhibou to the area occupied by Morocco territory of Western Sahara and in the northwest of the country Strip, the Arab by the Polisario Front on the Democratic Republic Sahara was proclaimed. The country is almost three times the size of Germany and is made with the exception of a thorn bush savannah zone of the capital Nouakchott along the southern border of desert. After the military coup on August 8, 2008, a military dictatorship ruled. On July 18, 2009. Presidential elections were held.