Culture of Mauritania
People in Mauritania speak the Arabic language. The linguistic diversity of Mauritania is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Mauritania is 0.326. The followers of Islam are the religious majority in the country. 41.5% of Mauritania's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Mauritania. The rate of urbanization in Mauritania is considered to be 3.
The national anthem of Mauritania is called 'National anthem of Mauritania'. It was adopted in 1960. The lyrics have been written by Baba Ould Cheikh and the music has been composed by Tolia Nikiprowetzky.
Around 13% of the population of Mauritania are obese.
Each year, the people of Mauritania consume 0.1 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 0% beer, 0% wine, 0% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.
One of the most popular national dishes of Mauritania is thieboudienne. Other national dishes include couscous.