Mauritania Population 2022


Mauritania map
  • The current population of Mauritania is estimated at 4,916,061 people as of August, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Mauritania represent 0.06% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Mauritania is 3.4 inhabitants per km2.
  • Mauritania is located in Africa.
  • Mauritania ranks number 127 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Mauritania is 18.078913° N. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is -15.965341° W.
  • The median age in Mauritania is 20.1 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Mauritania is 3,000 MRU per month, around USD $82.19 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Mauritania shares its land boundary with are Western Sahara to the northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali to the east and southeast, and Senegal to the southwest.

Mauritania

Official name Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Location Africa
Capital Nouakchott
Population 4,898,513 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 3.4/km2
Population growth rate 2.7% (in 2022)
Area 1,030,000 km2 (397,685.06 sq mi)
Official language Arabic
Currency Ouguiya (MRU)
Life expectancy 65.38 years
Internet TLD .mr
Call code +222

Cities in Mauritania ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Mauritania. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Mauritania

# City Population 2022
1 Nouakchott 959,549
2 Nouadhibou 119,148
3 Kiffa 50,673
4 Mbera Refugee Camp 48,240
5 Kaédi 45,967
6 Zouérat 45,011
7 Sélibabi 40,591
8 Rosso 33,836
9 Boû Gâdoûm 33,037
10 Boutilimit 27,396
11 Atar 25,926
12 Bareina 25,076
13 Ghabou 24,673
14 Timbedra 23,933
15 Hamoud 23,709
16 Mâl 23,267
17 Magta-Lahjar 22,760
18 Nbeika 20,835
19 Gouraye 20,535
20 Guerou 20,361
21 Soudoud 18,678
22 Sélibaby 18,612
23 Foum Gleita 17,893
24 Legceïba 16,950
25 Bousteila 16,932
26 Sangrave 16,290
27 Tintane 16,188
28 Néma 15,431
29 Aleg 15,356
30 Tidjikdja 14,910
31 Oualata 12,869
32 Ayoûn el-Atroûs 12,734
33 Bababé 11,615
34 Akjoujt 11,352
35 Cheggar 10,514

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2
Malawi 20,091,635 153.3/km2
Senegal 17,518,022 70/km2