Art Moves Africa – Retracing Roots and Tracing New Routes: Mobility and Touring in North Africa

A study by Lara Bourdin for Art Moves Africa, October 2019

A study by Lara Bourdin for Art Moves Africa, October 2019

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69<br />

Country-Specific Information<br />

4.4<br />

Mauritania<br />


Population 4.42 million (World Bank, 2017)<br />

Surface area<br />

Capital<br />

Large cities<br />

Languages<br />

1.03 million km²<br />

Nouakchott<br />

Nouadhibou ; Kibera<br />

Modern St<strong>and</strong>ard Arabic (official)<br />

Hassaniya Arabic (vernacular)<br />

Pulaar, Son<strong>in</strong>ke, Wolof (national); French<br />

Diall<strong>in</strong>g code +222<br />

Currency<br />

Ma<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

airports<br />

Ouguia<br />

Nouakchott International Airport<br />

Nouadhibou International airport<br />

Rail network Société Nationale Industrielle et M<strong>in</strong>ière, 704<br />

km (Nouadhibou <strong>–</strong> Zouerate)<br />

Visa requirements<br />

for <strong>Africa</strong>ns to enter<br />

Mauritania<br />

<strong>Africa</strong>n countries’ visa<br />

requirements for Mauritanian<br />

nationals<br />

Visa-free access for nationals of Algeria,<br />

Tunisia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Gambia,<br />

Côte d’Ivoire<br />

Visa on arrival for all other countries<br />

Visa-free access: Algeria, Tunisia, Mali, Niger,<br />

Côte d’Ivoire, Chad, Burk<strong>in</strong>a Faso, Ben<strong>in</strong>,<br />

Côte d’Ivoire, Gu<strong>in</strong>ea, Mauritius <strong>and</strong><br />

Sierra Leone.<br />

Visa on arrival <strong>and</strong> / or e-Visa: Mauritanian<br />

citizens travell<strong>in</strong>g to Cameroon, Comoros,<br />

Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Gu<strong>in</strong>ea-Bissau,<br />

Gabon, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique<br />

Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania,<br />

Ug<strong>and</strong>a, Togo, Rw<strong>and</strong>a, Zambia <strong>and</strong><br />


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