ACP ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVATORY
Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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Mauritania

Capital: Nouakchott
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Lower middle income
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Land area (km2): 1,030,700 (2007)
 
Population (people): 3,328,285 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 3.23 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 2.6% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 61 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 73 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $3,233.97 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 2.8% (2007)

 
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Terrestrial Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Banc d'Arguin 797 797 11876 II
Banc d'Arguin National Park 20388 20388 11958 Not Assigned
Banc d’Arguin 17726 17726 11867 Not Reported
Parc National du Diawling 95349 95349 660 Not Reported
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Terrestrial Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Atlantic coastal desert 1.42 31.74 70.44 42.65 19.22
North Saharan steppe and woodlands 22.37 0.68 18.46 15.99 0.59
Sahara desert 17.18 0.0 3.74 4.44 0.0
Saharan halophytics 0.47 0.35 25.19 10.35 0.14
Sahelian Acacia savanna 31.29 0.22 10.75 12.28 0.25
South Saharan steppe and woodlands 12.88 0.0 11.33 14.01 0.0
West Saharan montane xeric woodlands 1.29 0.0 41.72 5.99 0.0
West Sudanian savanna 0.07 0.0 14.32 0.05 0.0
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