Mauritania - account closed within a state
Mauritania is located in the western sub-Saharan Africa known as
the Islamic Republic of Mauritania whole. Maori means "black
person." An area of 1.03 million square kilometers. Population of
3.09 million, mainly Moors, black and Halatine people. Residents are
Muslim. The official language is English Arbour, General French. UM
currency. The capital Nouakchott.
The flag is green, with a central yellow crescent and a curved
yellow five-pointed star. Green is the favorite color of Muslims and
the Muslim crescent and star is the national symbol of prosperity
In the seventh century, the Arabs established the feudal kingdom
of Mauritania. In 1912, it was reduced to a French colony. In 1957,
it became semi-autonomous republic and in 1958, a "French community"
in the Autonomous Republic, known as the Islamic Republic of
Mauritania. On November 28, 1960, there was a declaration of
Economic and Cultural Customs
Mauritania is one of the world's least developed countries. The
residents are engaged in farming, mainly cattle, sheep and camels,
in which camels are regarded as national treasures. Fishing plays an
important role in the national economy. Nouadhibou is the country's
largest seaport. Fish production and export is the main source of
foreign exchange earnings.
From a geographical, cultural and social point of view, it has
both Arab and African customs. Mauritanians used to live in tents,
because the local climate is dry and hot during the day. Mauritanian
women are as fat as those in the United States. The larger the
woman, the more widely recognized her beauty. Men's clothing is a 5
m long black cloth wrapped around his head and face, revealing only
Camels are Mauritania's national treasures. Because of the desert
drought and water shortage, people often drink camel milk's still.
Whenever guests came to visit, people will rush to meet the flocks
of camels, and then out of bowl of camel milk, let the guests take
turns to drink, to show respect. Luoying Bin Li is the highest
foreign dignitaries welcomed by Mauritanian etiquette.