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A lesser Developed Country
Mauritania is a poorly developed country with a low GDP (gross domestic products) which totally depends on agricultures, livestock, which have been lately demolished by droughts. It has a purchasing power partly of $2.8 billion, a GDP real growth rate of 4% which is also low, and a GDP per capital of $1,200. It's unemployment extremely rate is low compared to the U.S but is not as bad as other countries. Maurita-nia makes $390 million a year on iron ore, fish, fish products and it's partners are Japan at 27%, Italy, Belgium, and Luxembourg. It's imports at $335 million a year and it's commodities are foodstuffs, consumers goods, petroleum products, capital goods, and it's partners are Algeria 15%. China 6%, US 3%, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy in which does not even make up one percent. It's inflation rate has gone to high for anyone to afford any products. Mauritania's few infostructures are it's single railed railways, highways, ports, erchant marines, and small airports.
Population, Location, Area, Climate
Mauritania is located in Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Senegal and Western Sahara. It's geograph-ic coordinates are 20 00 N, and 12 00 W. It's neighbors are Algeria to its northwest, Mali to it's west, Western Saharas to it's northeast, Morocco to it's north, and to its south Burkina Faso. It's total area is about 1,030,700 sq miles and it's land area about 1,030,400 sq miles which is slightly larger than three times the size of New Mexico. It has land boundaries are Algeria, Mali, Senegal, Western Sahara which make up the 5,074 sq miles of it's total land.
Mauritania is made up of mostly desert and barren plains of the Sahara. There is only one rainy season from July to October, but it delivers about 25 inches of precipitation a year. Afternoon temperatures in the summer months exceed 100 degrees F,and daily highs of 115 F degrees. The frequency of vegetation increases from north to south. The Sudanic Savanna, located in the Mauritania extreme south, it is covered in palm trees and acacia trees. It is full of antelope, lions, elephants, gazelle, ostrich, warthogs, pant-hers, hyenas, and lynx with crocodiles in lakes and streams. A current issue right now is overgrazing, deforestation, and soil erosion aggravated by drought. The level of fresh water is being limited away from the Senegal River which is the best river. 2
The people speak mostly Hansaniya Arabic (official language), Pular, Soninke, Wolof. The population is about 2,336,048 with 0-14 years of age to make up 48% of the population, 15-64 49%, and 64 years and over make up 3% of the population. There are 1,129,368 males and 1,155,256 females, where as females are clearly dominate not to mention the people that are over 64 years of age. Mauritani-a's birth rate per year is 46.92 births per year. The religion is 100% Muslim but has a mixed ethnic division of Maur/blacks make up 40 % of the population where as Maur 30%, and blacks 30%.
The literacy rate shows us that the people of the age of 15 and over are required to read and write. The males tend to be forced to be literate more than females by 23.3%.
The infostructure in mauritania are very weak. Their railways only covers total average of 704 km and are single tracked owned by the government. The mining company uses the majority leaving little or no room for passengers. The highways total about 7,496 km and 1,342 are paved and there are 6,154 km are unpaved. The roads aren't updated like they are in the United States and they do not have the money to finish paving them. The ones that are paved are ruined by mass flooding and extreme hot weather. The waterways are more technology improved then the roads and this tells us how they recieve their goods. The Senegal River is used for ferry traffic. They have very important ports such as Kaedi, Nouadhibou, Nouakchott and the Rosso and which none are marine ports. They have many airports but many are unpaved like the roads. They have only four paved roads and each one is four or less miles long and there about 6 unpaved each
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