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  • Mauritania, Islamic Republic
  • Ouguiya
  • Nouakchott
  • of 1 025 520 sq. km
  • Arabian (state), local dialects
  • MR (MRT) 478

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Monetary unit of Islamic Republic Mauritania is the ouguiya making 5 khoums and manufactured by Central bank of Mauritania.

Till June, 1973 Mauritania was included into a franc area and was a member of the West African exchange rate union. Monetary unit was the franc CFA manufactured by Central bank of the states of the Western Africa. Since June, 29th, 1973 own monetary unit - an ouguiya (it is equal to 5 khoums) is entered. Since July, 1st of 1973 g Mauritania left a franc area and the West African exchange rate union and since July, 9th has ceased to use a transaction account of the French exchequer. Since July, 16th, 1973 the franc CFA has ceased to be a lawful legal tender in the country.

In the cash circulation there are notes of denomination of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 and 5000 ouguiyas.

the Flag Mauritania the Map Mauritania
the Arms Mauritania

Face sides of notes of all nominal values are combineed by the general design with the plotting of versions of a national ornament in the right part of denominations.

The Denomination in nominal value of 100 ouguiyas is coloured mainly in lilac, olive and violet colours, and on its back the plotting of a pasture against an ancient city is seated. The back of the note in nominal value of 200 ouguiyas which primary colours are brown and blue, is decorated by the plotting of a Mauritian boat and a palm tree. On the back of a denomination of denomination in 500 ouguiyas (dominating colours - green and brown) the industrial enterprise plotting is seated.

The Plotting of a camel against an ancient city decorates a back of the note in nominal value of 1000 ouguiyas. The back of the note in nominal value of 2000 ouguiyas, coloured in light shades brown and green, contains the plotting of the opened book and the modern ship against port structures.

In Mauritania in the cash circulation on the lawful bases are not only the notes belonging to series 2001 and 2004, but also notes of a series of 1974 Differently, all notes manufactured after a yield of Mauritania from a zone of franc France in 1974, continue to remain to this day a lawful instrument of payment.

Since 2008 the Central bank of Mauritania began to enter polymeric notes which had just the same design, but have been covered from both parties by a plastic polymeric film. In comparison with the previous denominations, new have a lustrous appearance.

Face side of 2000 ouguiyas of Mauritania
the Back of 2000 ouguiyas of Mauritania

In 2009 the Central bank of Mauritania has entered a new denomination into 5000 ouguiyas. Having mainly yellow-grey tone, on note face side - traditional geometrical patterns, on the back - the locomotive and a dispatching tower.

Face side of 5000 ouguiyas of Mauritania
the Back of 5000 ouguiyas of Mauritania

It is updated 03.2012

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