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CityCodeAirport Name
Nema EMN     Nema Airport
Nouadhibou NDB Nouadhibou International Airport
Nouakchott NKC Nouakchott International Airport
Selibaby SEY Selibady Airport, Selibabi Airport


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The primary airport in Mauritania for international flights is at Nouakchott. There are a number of airports in Mauritania. However, not all Mauritania airports have regularly scheduled flights. We do not list the smallest Mauritania airports, since there is no way to provide you flights from those airports. AirGorilla offers flights, hotels, and rental car reservations for Mauritania.

Mauritania (Arabic: Muritaniyya'a, French: Mauritanie), officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, by Senegal on the south-west, by Mali on the east and south-east, by Algeria on the north-east, and by Moroccan-annexed territory of Western Sahara on the north-west. It is named after the ancient Berber kingdom of Mauretania. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast.

Mauritania is generally flat, its 1,030,700 square kilometers (397,850 sq mi) forming vast, arid plains broken by occasional ridges and clifflike outcroppings. A series of scarps face southwest, longitudinally bisecting these plains in the center of the country. The scarps also separate a series of sandstone plateaus, the highest of which is the Adrar Plateau, reaching an elevation of 500 meters (1,640 ft). Spring-fed oases lie at the foot of some of the scarps. Isolated peaks, often rich in minerals, rise above the plateaus; the smaller peaks are called guelbs and the larger ones kedias.

A majority of the population still depends on agriculture and livestock for a livelihood, even though most of the nomads and many subsistence farmers were forced into the cities by recurrent droughts in the 1970s and 1980s. Mauritania has extensive deposits of iron ore, which account for almost 50% of total exports. The decline in world demand for this ore, however, has led to cutbacks in production. Gold and copper mining companies are opening mines in the interior. The nation's coastal waters are among the richest fishing areas in the world, but overexploitation by foreigners threatens this key source of revenue. The country's first deepwater port opened near Nouakchott in 1986.

Ethnic groups: mixed Arab/black 40%, Arab 30%, Black 30%

Religions: Muslim 100%

Languages: Arabic (official and national) the actual Arab dialect spoken is Hassaniya, Pulaar (national), Soninke (national), Wolof (national), French.

French colonization at the beginning of the 20th century brought legal prohibitions against slavery and an end to interclan warfare. During the colonial period, the population remained nomadic, but many sedentary peoples, whose ancestors had been expelled centuries earlier, began to trickle back into Mauritania. As the country gained independence in 1960, the capital city Nouakchott was founded at the site of a small colonial village, the Ksar, and 90% of the population was still nomadic. (airports)


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