Mauritania Geography, Culture, and Economy

Mauritania is a largely desert country in western Africa with a population of about 3.6 million, most of whom practice Islam and speak Arabic and French. It is rich in mineral resources, especially iron and ore. Its demographics include the Arab-Berber population to the north and black Africans to the south. Many of its people are nomads.

Agriculture and livestock still constitute most people’s sources for livelihood, although most of the nomads and many subsistence farmers migrated to the cities due to recurrent droughts in the 1970s and 1980s. Mauritania’s extensive deposits of iron ore account for almost 50% of total exports, and gold and copper mining also contribute extensively to the economy.

2021
May 1Labor Day / May Day
May 13Eid ul Fitr
May 25Africa Day
July 20Eid ul Adha
August 10Muharram/Islamic New Year
October 19Milad un Nabi (Mawlid)
November 28Independence Day
  • Limited Liability
  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Corporate Tax: N/A
  • Income Tax (Lowest Marginal Rate): N/A
  • Income Tax (Highest Marginal Rate): N/A
  • VAT/GST/Sales Tax: N/A
  • BNP Paribas (BNP)
  • Société Générale (SGM)
  • Chinguitty Bank
  • Banque pour le Commerce et l’Investissement en Mauritanie (BACIM)
  • Banque El Amana (BEA)
  • Banque Al Wava Mauritanienne Islamique (BAMIS)
  • Générale de Banque de Mauritanie (GBM)
  • Banque pour le Commerce et l’Investissement (BCI)
  • Banque Mauritanienne pour le Commerce International (BMCI)
  • Banque Nationale de Mauritanie (BNM)

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