Mauritania Postal Code

Mauritania officially known as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a sovereign country located in Northwest Africa. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west, Western Sahara on the north and northwest, Algeria to the northeast, Mali on the east and southeast, and Senegal on the southwest. Nouakchott is the capital and the largest city of Mauritania. The other major cities and towns in Mauritania are Nouadhibou, Kiffa, Kaedi, Zouerat, Rosso, Selibabi, Bou Gadoum, Boutilimit, Atar, Bareina, Ghabou, Hamound, Mal, Nbeika, Gouraye, Timbedra, Magta-Lahjar, Guerou, Soudound, Selibaby, etc.

The official language of the country Mauritania is Arabic. The other spoken languages in Mauritania are Hassaniya, French, Wolof, Pulaar, Soninke, Zenaga, etc. Mauritania is well known for its unique way of celebrating its festivals like African Liberation Day, Tabaski, Diwali, National Independence Day, Korit, Labour Day, Armed Forces Day, Islamic New Year, Milad un Nabi, etc. Many foreigners or travelers also take part in the celebration and enjoy it.

The official name of the postal service in Mauritania is La Société Mauritanienne des Postes or Mauripost. The postal service in Mauritania was introduced in 1999. At first, there was so much controversy over the places which were registered under the postal code office, but then slowly every region in Mauritania got its postal codes. The pin code is segregated in such a way that each of the postal codes is.

Land Area

Mauritania has a total land area of 10,30,000 km2, which comes to around a total of 4,00,000 mi2. The territory of Mauritania is divided into 15 regions which were subdivided into 44 departments. The names of the regions are Adrar, Assaba, Brakna, Dakhlet Nouadhibou, Gorgol, Guidimaka, Hodh Ech Chargui, Hodh El Gharbi, Inchiri, Nouakchott-Nord, Nouakchott-Ouest, Nouakchott-Sud, Tagant, Tiris Zemmour, and Trarza. It was further subdivided into cities, municipalities, towns, and villages.

Water Area

Mauritania has major sources of water including groundwater, lakes, rainwater, rivers, snow, soil moisture springs, streams, water, waterfall, wetlands, etc. Mauritania has more than two lakes and a few water bodies. Some water bodies have developed as tourist spots. Many water bodies are small in area and contain a minimum volume of water. Most of these water bodies are fresh water and very few are salt lakes.


Mauritania contains more than 1,386 named mountains. The highest peak and the most prominent mountain is Kediet ej Jill which is about 915 meters (3,002 feet). The other major mountains in Mauritania are Oumm Chouera, Anguer es Seyala, Teniaggouri, Glelib el Hamara, Guelb Jdareyat, Montagne de Zarga, Garet el Kounta, Gour Amongjar, Tichilit el Ateg, etc.

Postal Stamps

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List of postal and courier services in Mauritania:

  • DHL Express Service Point

Mauritania PostalCode
Address format Each administrative division maintains its postal code for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mail delivery.
The official name of the Mauritania postal service is La Société Mauritanienne des Postes or Mauripost. The postal service in Mauritania was introduced in 1999.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) s

  • What is the postal code of the capital city of Mauritania?
    Nouakchott is the capital city of Mauritania.
  • Name the official postal service in Mauritania.
    The official postal service in Mauritania is La Société Mauritanienne des Postes or Mauripost.
  • How many postal codes are in Mauritania?
    Mauritania has no postal codes.
  • Give the alpha three-letter country code of Mauritania.
    The alpha three-letter country code of Mauritania is MRT.