We have been stalled in our Cooking Around the World adventure. I guess the more accurate thing to say would be that I have been stalled. The countries coming up on the list just didn't have exciting recipes that I was dying to try. But it's time. Time to get going on this list again.
Mauritania is a country in north Africa that shares its borders with Algeria, Western Sahara, Senegal and Mali. The official name of the country is ‘Islamic Republic of Mauritania’ and it has a population of about 3.3 million people. It used to be a French colony until it gained its independent in 1960.
The most striking feature in Mauritania is what some refer to as ‘The Eye of Africa’. It's actually a Richat structure and looks like an enormous bull's eye from a distance. The feature is about 30 miles in diameter and is believed to be formed by the simultaneous lifting of the underlying geology.
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