More than 250 boy and girl students are taking part in the competition, Al-Akhbar reported.
A charity society supporting children has organized the Quranic event in cooperation with the Abi Ibn Kaab Quranic Center.
A number of Quran memorizers as well as prayer leaders and preachers form the panel of judges.
Contenders compete in the categories of memorization of the entire Quran and memorization of 15 and 7.5 Juzes (parts) of the Quran.
The preliminary round of the competition began on Sunday and the final stage will be held in the holy month of Ramadan.
The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa.
The country’s population is estimated to be about 4 million and virtually all Mauritanians are Muslims.
Quranic activities and programs are very popular in the African country.