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Population, Political Divisions and Principal Cities

Nouadhibou, fishing center, Nouakchott, iron ore, seaport

Mauritania is divided into 12 regions, each administered by a council, and 1 district, which encompasses the country’s capital and largest city, Nouakchott (population, 1996 estimate, 608,228). Other principal towns are Kaedi (40,633), a farming center on the Senegal, Nouadhibou (88,313), a fishing center and seaport, the exports of which include iron ore sent by rail from Fderik, and Rosso (50,000).



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Nouadhibou, fishing center, Nouakchott, iron ore, seaport, Senegal, largest city, rail, exports, district, regions, population

 
 

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