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14 Jun 2010 description
report Small Arms Survey

Introduction

Located in West Africa, in the western Sahel, Mauritania has a population of only 3 million spread across a territory twice the size of France. As reflected by the structure of its population, this huge country is located, both geographically and culturally, at the frontier between North and sub-Saharan Africa. The capital, Nouakchott, is much closer to Senegal and Mali than to any capital in North Africa, from which it is separated by the Sahara. Migrations from these two countries strengthen Mauritania's links with the sub-Saharan region.

14 Jun 2010 description
report Small Arms Survey

Introduction

Située à l'ouest du Sahel, en Afrique occidentale, la Mauritanie ne compte que trois millions d'habitants dispersés sur un territoire équivalent à deux fois la taille de la France. Ainsi qu'en témoigne la structure de sa population, cet immense pays se situe, tant géographiquement que culturellement, à la frontière du Maghreb et de l'Afrique sub-saharienne.