Mauritania: Polity Style: 1958-2022

28 Nov 1958 Territory of Mauritania acquired the status of a member state of the Communauté under the name of République Islamique de Mauritanie (Islamic Republic of Mauritania) in accordance with the resolutions passed by the Assemblée territoriale of Mauritania on 28 Nov 1958 (effective upon promulgation on 28 Nov 1958) (JORIM (f), No. 1, 3 Jun 1959, pp. 32-33)
28 Nov 1958 - al-Jumhūriyya al-Islāmiyya al-Mūrītāniyya (الجمهورية الإسلامية الموريتانية) :: République Islamique de Mauritanie | Islamic Republic of Mauritania [1]
27 Nov 1960 Mauritania acceded to sovereignty and independence in accordance with a special agreement signed by the representatives of Mauritania and France in Paris on 19 Oct 1960 (ratified by France: Sénat 3 Nov 1960, Assemblée nationale 15 Nov 1960, law promulgating the ratification is signed on 16 Nov 1960; ratified by Mauritania: Assemblée nationale: 9 Nov 1960, law promulgating the ratification is signed on 9 Nov 1960; effective upon the exchange of ratifications in Nouakchott 27 Nov 1960) (JORIM (f), No. 46, 7 Dec 1960, p. 584; JORF - Lois et décrets, No. 267, 17 Nov 1960, p. 10252; Le Monde, No. 4933, 29 Nov 1960, p. 4)
28 Nov 1960 independence of Mauritania is proclaimed, public ceremony, Nouakchott (Le Monde, No. 4933, 29 Nov 1960, p. 4)
4 Mar 1968 Arabic and French are designated official languages in accordance with a constitutional law dated 4 Mar 1968 (JORIM (f), Nos. 226-227, 27 Mar 1968, pp. 106-107)
? Dec 1980 Arabic is designated official language

[1] Arabic was the sole national language since 1959 and one of the official languages since 1968; French had the status of an official language in 1959-1980, continuing only as semi-official since then; Poular, Soninke, and Wolof were also designated national languages since 1991.

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