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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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We are going to have a wonderful World Cup in 2022," he said in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
The agreement was signed on Friday, 9 February in Nouakchott, Mauritania by Mauritania Minister of Oil, Energy and Mines Mohamed Abdel Vetah and Senegal Minister of Petroleum and Energies Mansour Elimane Kane during a ceremony with President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of Mauritania and President Macky Sall of Senegal.
Minister of Energy, Petroleum and Mines Mohamed Abdel Vetah of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and Minister of Petroleum and Energy Mansour Elimane Kane of the Republic of Senegal signed the agreement in a joint meeting during the Presidential Summit held in Nouakchott, Mauritania on February 9, 2018
The Minister meanwhile, disclosed that he briefed the First Vice-President of the Republic on preparation for Arab Conference on Sudan approved by Arab Summit held in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
The council announced the launching during a ceremony held at the Royal Suites Hotel in Nouakchott, Mauritania that was attended by distinguished group of intellectuals, scholars and researchers added The Gulf Today.
On Kuwait's efforts to protect Palestinian children, the Kuwaiti diplomat affirmed that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah called for an international conference on the matter during his participation in the 27th Arab League summit held in Nouakchott, Mauritania last month, said the diplomat.
During a two-day Arab summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania, a resolution made by the Arab League Council pointed to the "sophisticated" measures undertaken by Arab states to construct nuclear power plants, referring to Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
We are a hospitable country," Salam told reporters Sunday, as he was departing to Nouakchott, Mauritania where the 27th Arab Summit will be held.
The meeting addressed the preparations for holding the next Arab summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania, as well as a number of issues of common interest.
Author affiliations: Centre Hospitalier National, Nouakchott, Mauritania (A.
The second leg of the game will be played in Nouakchott, Mauritania on Tuesday next week.
In 2011, Prince Alwaleed visited Mauritania and met with President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and the first lady at the presidential palace in Nouakchott, Mauritania.