Friday, 18 December 2015

MAURITANIA - République Islamique de Mauritanie

Islamic Republic of Mauritania, ( الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية (Arabic) al-Jumhūrīyah al-Islāmīyah al-Mūrītānīyah ) is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa. It is the eleventh largest country in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Moroccan-controlled Western Sahara in the north, Algeria in the northeast, Mali in the east and southeast, and Senegal in the southwest.
The country derives its name from the ancient Berber Kingdom of Mauretania, which existed from the 3rd century BC to the 7th century AD, in the far north of modern-day Morocco. Approximately 90% of Mauritania's land is within the Sahara and consequently the population is concentrated in the south, where precipitation is slightly higher. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast, which is home to around one-third of the country's 3.5 million people.

Mauritania, another rare country among philatelists from West Africa, safely reached in my hand. The cover sent on July 13, 2014, and I received in my hand on August 20, 2014. The cover sent my my good friend Nabil, who is a banknote collector. Usually the letters take few months to reach here, but this time i received it quickly. Thank You Nabil for the great cover from Mauritania.

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