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Mauritania Elevation Map

Mauritania boasts an undulating landscape, with vast stretches of sand in the north, and the Sahel vegetation in the south.


The country is home to the Anti-Atlas Mountains, which stretch from Morocco to the Atlantic Ocean. These mountains are sparsely populated and are rich in mineral resources.


The central region of Mauritania is home to a series of plateaus, which are interspersed by sandstone cliffs that are home to a variety of flora and fauna.

The terrain is characterized by large flat areas, which are covered in sand and are broken up by rocky outcrops. These outcrops are home to a number of important archaeological sites.

Highest point

The highest point in Mauritania is Kediet Ijill, which stands at a height of 915 meters (3,002 feet). It is located in the Adrar Region, near the border with Western Sahara.

Lowest point

The lowest point in Mauritania is the Sebkha de Ndrhamcha, an area of shallow saltwater marshes that are located below sea level.

Similar landscape

Mauritania is similar to other Saharan nations with a challenging desert geography that plagues the nation and hinders economic progress.

Popular cities

See here a list of 10 cities in Mauritania and their elevation above sea level.