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The capital and largest city of Mauritania, in the western part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. It was chosen as the capital in 1957.


(French nwakʃɔt)
(Placename) the capital of Mauritania, near the Atlantic coast: replaced St Louis as capital in 1957; situated on important caravan routes. Pop: 559 000 (2002 est)



the capital of Mauritania, on the W coast. 500,000.
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Noun1.Nouakchott - capital of Mauritania; located in western Mauritania near the Atlantic coast
Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mauritania, Mauritanie, Muritaniya - a country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government; achieved independence from France in 1960; largely western Sahara Desert
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NOUAKCHOTT , January 4, 2018 (WAFA) -- Fatima Bint al-Maidah, Head of the Mauritanian parliamentary group in support of the Palestinian cause Thursday called on US President Donald Trump to reverse his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
He was received at Nouakchott International Airport by President of Supreme Court in Mauritania , Al-Hussein Wald Al-Naji , Sudan Ambassador to Mauritanian, Bilal Gism-Alla and members of Sudanese diplomatic mission and leaders of Sudanese community in Mauritanian.
By: MENA NOUAKCHOTT -- 23 August 2017: Egypt is keen to provide more scholarships to Mauritania, citing the recent increase of 100 grants offered to the African country in different specializations, Egyptian Consul General in Nouakchott Kahled Zaher asserted.
The 737 MAX will complement our growing fleet and is the perfect aircraft for short to medium-haul operations across the Sahel region and Europe, feeding traffic into our hub airport at Nouakchott," said Mohamed Radhi Bennahi, chief executive officer, Mauritania Airlines.
Nouakchott, Sha'ban 15, 1438, May 11, 2017, SPA -- King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid's team delivered last Tuesday 130 tons of dates to World Food Program in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in the presence of the Saudi Ambassador to Nouakchott Dr.
Nouakchott, Apr 20 (ONA) The fourth edition of the Borderlines Film Festival was launched in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott and organized by the House of Mauritanian Cinematographers.
Trois heures pour celui de Nouakchott et 6 heures pour celui en provenance de Bamako.
L'accord consulaire signe a Nouakchott le 16 mars 2006 entrera en vigueur en vertu de son article 44 le 4 decembre 2016, alors que l'entree en vigueur de l'accord sur la non-double imposition, la fraude fiscale et l'impot sur le revenu et la fortune, signe en Algerie le 11 decembre 2011, etait prevue le 4 novembre 2016, conformement a son article 29.
The Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, headed the Iraqi delegation to the twenty-seventh Arab Summit , which began and concluded its works in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott on Monday.
Nouakchott, July 26 (BNA): The Representative of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to the 27th Arab Summit, Deputy Premier HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, left here today after taking part in the pan-summit which concluded yesterday.
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