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Mauritania is a sovereign state in Northwest Africa. It is one of the largest and least populated countries in West Africa. More than 16% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line. The literacy rate is 54%.

Sahara Desert


It’s dangerous due to crime and terrorism. The annual Evangelical growth rate is 6.7%. It is ranked 23rd in the persecution ranking. Nearly all Mauritanians are Sunni Muslims. Families, tribes, communities and the government persecute Christians.

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