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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.
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(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)
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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, 2nd August, 2019 (WAM) -- Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, on Thursday headed a high-level delegation to attend the swearing-in of newly elected president of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, in the capital Nouakchott.
Rabat El Othmani arrived at Nouakchott airport last night and was greeted by the Mauritanian ministerial delegation headed by Mauritania's Prime Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Bechir.The official inauguration ceremony for Mauritania's new president Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani will take place today in Nouakchott.
Nouakchott, July 30, 2019, SPA -- President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania awarded Saudi Ambassador to Mauritania Hazza bin Zaben Al-Mutairi the Order of Merit (Commander Grade), during the president's reception of the Ambassador in Nouakchott yesterday.
Iranian Ambassador to Nouakchott Mohammad Omrani and the new Head of Iran-Mauritania Parliamentary Friendship Group Sghair El Atigh conferred on expansion of parliamentary ties in a meeting on Saturday.
(TAP) -- "A business forum in the pharmaceutical, para-pharmaceutical and medical equipment sector" will be organised on March 25-26 in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott, at the initiative of the Export Promotion Centre (CEPEX), in collaboration with Tunisia's embassy in Nouakchott and the National Chamber of Pharmaceutical Industries (CNIP).
Summary: Nouakchott [Mauritania], Dec 6 (ANI): The European Union (EU) and France announced over USD 1.5 billion in aid for the countries falling in the African Sahel region on Thursday to combat armed groups.
In December 2017, a European diplomat spent a holiday weekend with his family and some colleagues at a remote fish camp a couple of hours north of Nouakchott. Far from the Mauritanian capital's dust and hustle, the Europeans swam in the Atlantic and lazed in the sun during the day.
Mauritania Airlines International is the leader carrier in Western Africa, serves more than 10 destinations across Africa and Europe from its base at Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport in Mauritania's capital city of Nouakchott. The Mauritanian flag-carrier operates a fleet which includes one Next-Generation 737-800, one Next Generation 737-700 one 737 MAX 8 and one ERJ 145.
Summary: A mission of Tunisian businessmen will visit Mauritania (Nouakchott) and Senegal (Dakar) from September 6 to 16, as part of a prospection visit organized by the Export Promotion Center (Cepex),
Nouakchott: Eisa Abdullah Masoud Al Kalabani, UAE Ambassador to Mauritania, attended the 31st ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of states and government summit, which was held on Monday in Nouakchott, Mauritania.