Mauritania Bordering Countries: Algeria
, Western Sahara
Regional Maps: Map of Africa
, World Map
Where is Mauritania?
Mauritania Satellite Image
Mauritania is located in northern Africa. Mauritania is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Western Sahara and Algeria to the north, Mali to the east and south, and Senegal to the south.
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Atlantic Ocean, Baie du Levrier, Lac Rkiz, Sahara Sahel (Sahara Desert) and Senegal River.
Mauritania Natural Resources:
Mauritania has metallic resources which include iron ore, gold and copper. A variety of other natural resources for this country include gypsum, phosphates, diamonds, oil and fish.
Mauritania Natural Hazards:
Natural hazards for Mauritania include periodic droughts. In addition, the country experiences hot, dry, dust/sand-laden sirocco winds that blow primarily in March and April.
Mauritania Environmental Issues:
The country of Mauritania, in northern Africa, has a number of environmental issues. Regarding the land, the issues include deforestation, overgrazing, and soil erosion, which is aggravated by drought. All of these issues contribute to desertification. In addition, there are locust infestations. Mauritania has very limited natural fresh water resources away from the Senegal, which is the only perennial river.
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