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  '''Lire cette page en français: [[Hydrogéologie de la Mauritanie | Hydrogéologie de la Mauritanie]]''' [[File: flag_of_france.png  | 50px]]
 
  '''Lire cette page en français: [[Hydrogéologie de la Mauritanie | Hydrogéologie de la Mauritanie]]''' [[File: flag_of_france.png  | 50px]]
  
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Much of the area of contemporary Mauritania has been long inhabited by nomadic Berber people, with its south-eastern area falling within the ancient Ghana Empire. From 1000 years ago, successive waves of Arabic invaders dominated the region, beginning with the Almoravid dynasty. From the late 19th century, imperial France began to take over the territories of present-day Mauritania, making it part of French West Africa in 1920. It gained independence as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in 1960. A one-party state throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the country had a number of military rulers and experienced regime change by military coups, with additional periods of ethnic unrest. After a failed attempt to annex land in the neighbouring Western Sahara, Mauritania withdrew its claims in this regard in 1978. It began to adopt elements of democracy in 1992, with the first fully democratic presidential elections in 2007, but saw further attempted and actual military coups in 2003, 2005 and 2008.
 
Much of the area of contemporary Mauritania has been long inhabited by nomadic Berber people, with its south-eastern area falling within the ancient Ghana Empire. From 1000 years ago, successive waves of Arabic invaders dominated the region, beginning with the Almoravid dynasty. From the late 19th century, imperial France began to take over the territories of present-day Mauritania, making it part of French West Africa in 1920. It gained independence as the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in 1960. A one-party state throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the country had a number of military rulers and experienced regime change by military coups, with additional periods of ethnic unrest. After a failed attempt to annex land in the neighbouring Western Sahara, Mauritania withdrew its claims in this regard in 1978. It began to adopt elements of democracy in 1992, with the first fully democratic presidential elections in 2007, but saw further attempted and actual military coups in 2003, 2005 and 2008.
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The geology maps on this page shows a simplified version of the unconsolidated (superficial) and the bedrock geology of Mauritania at a national scale (see the [[Geology | Geology resource page]] for more details).  
 
The geology maps on this page shows a simplified version of the unconsolidated (superficial) and the bedrock geology of Mauritania at a national scale (see the [[Geology | Geology resource page]] for more details).  
 
[https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html '''Download a GIS shapefile of the Mauritania geology and hydrogeology map'''].
 
  
 
More detailed information on the geology of Mauritania is available in the reports [http://www.geokniga.org/bookfiles/geokniga-geological-atlas-africa.pdf Schlüter (2006)],  [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1136/pdf/OF08-1136_508.pdf Friedel and Finn (2008)] and  [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20131280C Friedel, Finn and Horton (2015)] (see References section, below).  
 
More detailed information on the geology of Mauritania is available in the reports [http://www.geokniga.org/bookfiles/geokniga-geological-atlas-africa.pdf Schlüter (2006)],  [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1136/pdf/OF08-1136_508.pdf Friedel and Finn (2008)] and  [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20131280C Friedel, Finn and Horton (2015)] (see References section, below).  
  
  
  [[File:Mauritania_UnconsolidatedGeology2.png | 350 px | left| thumb| Unconsolidated (superficial) geology of Mauritania at 1:5 million scale. Based on map described by Persits et al. 2002 / Furon and Lombard 1964. For more information on the dataset used to develop the map see the [[Geology | geology resource page]]. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html Download a GIS shapefile of the Mauritania geology and hydrogeology map].]]
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  [[File:Mauritania_UnconsolidatedGeology2.png | 350 px | left| thumb| Unconsolidated (superficial) geology of Mauritania at 1:5 million scale. Based on map described by Persits et al. 2002 / Furon and Lombard 1964. For more information on the dataset used to develop the map see the [[Geology | geology resource page]]]]
  
 
  [[File:Mauritania_Geology3.png  | center | thumb| 500px | Bedrock Geology of Mauritania at 1:5 million scale. Based on map described by Persits et al. 2002 / Furon and Lombard 1964. For more information on the map development and datasets see the [[Geology | geology resource page]]. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html Download a GIS shapefile of the Mauritania geology and hydrogeology map].]]
 
  [[File:Mauritania_Geology3.png  | center | thumb| 500px | Bedrock Geology of Mauritania at 1:5 million scale. Based on map described by Persits et al. 2002 / Furon and Lombard 1964. For more information on the map development and datasets see the [[Geology | geology resource page]]. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html Download a GIS shapefile of the Mauritania geology and hydrogeology map].]]
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The hydrogeology map on this page shows a simplified overview of the type and productivity of the main aquifers of Mauritania at a national scale (see the [[Hydrogeology Map | Hydrogeology map resource page]] for more details).  
 
The hydrogeology map on this page shows a simplified overview of the type and productivity of the main aquifers of Mauritania at a national scale (see the [[Hydrogeology Map | Hydrogeology map resource page]] for more details).  
 
[https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html '''Download a GIS shapefile of the Mauritania geology and hydrogeology map'''].
 
  
 
A more detailed overview of the hydrogeology of Mauritania is available in the USGS reports [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1136/pdf/OF08-1136_508.pdf '''Hydrogeology of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania'''] (Friedel and Finn 2008) and [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1280/Final_Reports_English/deliverable_57-Hydrology-chapter_C.pdf '''Hydrogeologic Map of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania'''] (Friedel, Finn and Horton 2015), which also includes a synthesis of hydrogeological data and a groundwater chemistry map.  
 
A more detailed overview of the hydrogeology of Mauritania is available in the USGS reports [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1136/pdf/OF08-1136_508.pdf '''Hydrogeology of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania'''] (Friedel and Finn 2008) and [https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1280/Final_Reports_English/deliverable_57-Hydrology-chapter_C.pdf '''Hydrogeologic Map of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania'''] (Friedel, Finn and Horton 2015), which also includes a synthesis of hydrogeological data and a groundwater chemistry map.  
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Also available to [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20131280C '''download from the USGS'''] are other outputs from this hydrogeological mapping project, including a GIS shapefile of a geological map categorised into hydrogeological units, and a shapefile of water boreholes/wells with data on static groundwater levels, borehole geology and groundwater conductivity (salinity).  
 
Also available to [https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20131280C '''download from the USGS'''] are other outputs from this hydrogeological mapping project, including a GIS shapefile of a geological map categorised into hydrogeological units, and a shapefile of water boreholes/wells with data on static groundwater levels, borehole geology and groundwater conductivity (salinity).  
  
  [[File:Mauritania_Hydrogeology5.png| center | thumb| 500 px | Hydrogeology of Mauritania at 1:5 million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Hydrogeology Map | hydrogeology map resource page]]. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html Download a GIS shapefile of the Mauritania geology and hydrogeology map].]]
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  [[File:Mauritania_Hydrogeology5.png| center | thumb| 500 px | Hydrogeology of Mauritania at 1:5 million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Hydrogeology Map | hydrogeology map resource page]]]]
  
 
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