Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of Northwestern Africa.
Southern Mauritania has a Sahelian climate; there is one rainy season from July to October. Annual rainfall averages 66 cm (26 in) in the far south; at Nouakchott the annual average is 14 cm (5.5 in). Trade winds moderate the temperature in the coastal region, which is arid.
Mauritanian ouguiya is the currency of Mauritania
Average conversion rate 0.18
Shopping in Mauritania. Handicrafts such as dyed leather cushions and some engraved silver items, rugs and woodcarvings can be bought on the open market. A fine selection of silver jewellery, daggers, wood and silver chests, carpets and decorated nomad tents can be bought in the crafts center in Nouakchott.
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