Key: 2970  
Country:
Group: French
Volume: 29
Issued: 1115 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 1,030,700 sq.km; Population - 2,747,000; Capital - Nouakchott
A Republic, located in northwest Africa, between the Sahara desert and the
Atlantic coast. Economy based on herding, fishing, agriculture and mining.
A former Colony of FRANCE, incorporated within FRENCH WEST AFRICA from 1904.
An Autonomous Republic since 1958, fully independent as the Islamic Republic of
Mauritania since November 28th, 1960.
First stamps issued in 1906. Between 1944-1958 stamps of French West Africa were
in use. Direct UPU membership from March 22nd, 1967. Annual output about 5.
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Inscriptions
MAURITANIE
REPUBLIQUE ISLAMIQUE DE MAURITANIE

Index
MAURITANIA
      French Colony -1944
      Islamic Republic 1960-
      Official Stamps
      Postage Due Stamps
 
Currency
100 Centimes = 1 Franc
5 Khoum = 1 Ouguiya (1973)
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Related Countries

FRANCE
France

FRENCH WEST AFRICA
French West Africa