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Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRU)

The Mauritanian Ouguiya is the primary currency of Mauritania. This currency is used by an estimated 4,403,319 people. Based on our estimate, Mauritanian Ouguiya is the #104 most popular currency is the world.

The currency code for the Mauritanian Ouguiya is "MRU". The ISO 4217 number for this currency is 929. The currency symbol for the Ouguiya is "UM".

Mauritanian Ouguiya conversion rates, useful facts, and holiday schedule can be found below.

MRU Currency Demographics

The primary country using the Mauritanian Ouguiya is Mauritania.

There are approximately 4,403,319 people around the world who use the Mauritanian Ouguiya. The Mauritanian Ouguiya is the #104 most used widely currency is the world.

4,403,319 user population
Ranked #104 in the world

MRU Currency Facts

MRU Details

ISO 4217 CodeMRU
ISO 4217 Number929
Unit NameOuguiya
Currency NicknamesN.a.

MRU Denominations

Minor Unit Namekhoum
Minor Unit Symbol N.a.
Minor Units2
Frequently Used banknotesUM50, UM100, UM200, UM500, UM1000
Rarely Used BanknotesN.a.
Frequently Used CoinsUM1, UM5, UM10, UM20
Rarely Used Coins​1⁄5 ouguiya

MRU Issuance

Central BankBanque Centrale de Mauritanie
Central Bank Website

World Bank Statistics

Estimated User Population4,403,319 people
Population Rank#104
MRU Inflation Rate3.067%
Inflation Rank#51

† Population and Inflation rate as based on data from the World Bank.

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2020 MRU Currency Holidays

Based on holidays observed by the Banque Centrale de Mauritanie. On these dates banks and payment systems may be closed. Settlement in Mauritanian Ouguiya may also be closed on these dates.

New Year's Day January 1, 2020 Closed
Labour Day May 1, 2020 Closed
African Liberation Day May 25, 2020 Closed
Korite May 25, 2020 Closed
Tabaski July 31, 2020 Closed
Islamic New Year August 20, 2020 Closed
Mouloud October 29, 2020 Closed
Independence Day November 28, 2020 Closed
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Closed

MRU Currency History

The Mauritanian Ouguiya was created in January 2018. The table below shows the history of currencies that ultimately became the Mauritanian Ouguiya.

Currency Active Replaced By
Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRO) June 1973 to January 2018 MRU