Facts about Nouakchott
|Language||Arabic, Hassaniya, Pulaar, Soninke, Imraguen language, Wolof, Serer and French|
|Major Religion||Christian( Catholics) and Muslim (Sunnis)|
|Lat Long Coordinates||18°6′N15°57′W|
|Point of interest||Terjit||National Museum of Mauritania||Port de Peche|
|Centre culturel francais St Exupery||Plage de Nouakchott||Marche aux Khaimas|
|Arguin Bank National Park||Plage du Wharf||Center Artisanal|
|University of Nouakchott|
Nouakchott is the capital of Mauritania, a country in West Africa. It is also the largest city of Mauritania. Since it is the capital of the country, Nouakchott is the administrative and economical hub of the country. Initially, the city was a part of French West-Africa, but gradually gained independence in the year 1960. The city is close to both the Atlantic Ocean as well as to the Sahara Desert and has effects of both the sea and the desert.
Though Nouakchott is the administrative and economical capital of the country, there are no high-rises or grand buildings in the city. Administratively, the city has been divided into several districts. The city mainly thrives on traditional and historical elements. There are not many tourist attractions in the city, but the few attractions include a museum, national library, market places and national archives. There are several tranquil and serene beaches at Nouakchott in Mauritania.
There are several markets in Nouakchott, which specialize in handicrafts and different types of hand-made decorative items. Though these items are extremely expensive, their quality is good and can act as wonderful souvenirs. Lifestyle in this African city is very interesting and people indulge in various types of activities and events to keep themselves entertained. There is lot of charm in the city and it is a safe place for the tourists. Inspite of these, there are certain social problems that are commonly seen in the city.