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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mauritania

Now we are getting into the stereotypical part of Africa. Very poor countries with a long history of violence. But also these will be countries you have not heard too much about.
Mauritania's history is basically slavery and civil wars. Basically from the beginning of the 20th century into the 21st century there has been a coup at least every 10 years, usually multiple coups within the decade. The pictures will be very boring because there is nothing in this country other than one city and desert.
Continent: Africa
Population: 3,300,000
HDI Rank: 154th
Neighbors: North - Morocco and Algeria, East - Mali, South - Senegal

Some Ruins

Capital City - Nouakchott

Sahara Desert

22 comments:

  1. Haven't heard of some of these places interesting.

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  2. Looks beautiful, Their flag also resembles Pakistan's.

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  3. Very beautiful and interesting places.

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  4. Beautiful scenery, and cool ruins

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  5. never heard of this country
    most of these countries are dominated by the military and theres always bloodshed

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  6. Looks beautiful, but I know it must be a struggle to live there.

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  7. very interesting blog man! look forward to more!

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  8. Great concept for a blog! I can't wait until you get to places a little more picturesque!

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  9. I work with a bunch of people from Africa. They have made me love african food.

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  10. I've heard that it has calmed down there recently in the last few years. I hope so, those people deserve a break. Interesting material, I'll have to keep updated on this.

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  11. Man that is a lot of people living in a desert area. I don't mean to stereotype, and correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't most of Africa in some kind of civil war?

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  12. That's a pity to have a such beautiful where life's too hard to live in.

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  13. I love africa.... especially the southern parts

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  14. Not my country of choice but good post anyway.

    Keep this up.

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  15. amazing pictures. but what a poor country

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  16. Hard to imagine a country consisting of only one city, and a bunch of desert...

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  17. There are always a bunch of countries that go unnoticed. The larger "problematic" countries always seem to overshadow them, it's a shame.

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  18. the desert looks beautiful. the city also doesnt look like a bad place to live. despite the history of violence.

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