Health

Emergency telephone numbers
Vaccines

Compulsory vaccination: yellow fever, only for travellers coming from endemic areas
Recommended vaccinations: hepatitis A and B, typhoid fever, rabbies, poliomyelites, meningitis

Health risks

Malaria, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, rabbies

Quality of public medical facilities
Poor
Tap water
Do not drink

Practical information

Capital
Nouakchott
Major towns and cities
Nouâdhibou, Kaédi, Zouerate, Rosso, Atar, Kiffa, Sélibabi, Néma
Official languages
Arab
GDP
USD 4.1 billion
Population
3.7 million
Area
1,030,700 km²
Currency
Time zone
UTC (0)
Country code
+222 +area code +number of the person you are calling
International airport

Nouakchott (NKC)

Tourism & local way of life

Public holidays

May 25th: African Liberation Day
November 28th: Independance Day

Climate
Hot and dry
Best time to visit
Between November and February
Best places to visit

The Ardrar
Tagent region
Koumbi Saleh
Banc d'Arguin National Park

Partenaires

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