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Mauritania (GPS: 20 00 N, 12 00 W) located in Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Senegal and Western Sahara. The country’s area measurements are total: 1,030,700 sq km; land: 1,030,700 sq km, water: 0 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly larger than three times the size of New Mexico. The total irrigated land is 450 sq km (2012).
Mauritania’s essential features: Mauritania is considered both a part of North Africa’s Maghreb region and West Africa’s Sahel region. Most of the population is concentrated in Nouakchott and Nouadhibou and along the Senegal River in the southern part of the country.