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Mauritania Population 2023

Mauritania, officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a country in Northwest Africa. It’s the eleventh largest sovereign state in Africa and the largest country lying entirely below an altitude of 1,000 meters (3,300 Ft.). As per the UN World Population Prospects, the population of Mauritania in 2023 is 4,862,988 (48 Lakh)

Estimated Population of  Mauritania in 2023  – 4.9 million

Mauritania2023 Population
Total Population4,862,988
Global Rank127
Land Area 1,025,520 sq. km (395,960 sq. mi)
Area Rank28
Pop. Density5 people/sq. km
Capital CityNouakchott

Source: UN World Population Prospects

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Religion in Mauritania

Mauritania is a Muslim Majority country and 99% of people identify themselves as Muslim. Most Muslims adhere to the Sunni denomination. The Sufi orders, the Tijaniyah, and the Qadiriyyah have great influence in Mauritania.

Religion percentage in Mauritania

  • Islam – 99.9%
  • Christianity – 0.1%

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Mauritania Demographics
Fertility Rate* 4.59
Infant mortality rate ** 48.2
Median Age  20.1 Years
Life Expectancy 65.57 years
Urban Population 57%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Top Cities in Mauritania by Population

#CityPopulation
1Nouakchott1,195,600
2Nouadhibou118,167
3Kiffa60,005
4Néma57,000
5Rosso51,026
6Kaédi45,539
7Zouérat44,469
8Sélibaby26,420
9Atar25,190
10Aïoun22,796
Population of Mauritania 2024 | Religion in Mauritania