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Rosso is situated at a distance of 204 km from the capital city of Rosso, 103 km from the city of Saint Louis, that is, Senegal, 84 km from that of Keur Macene and 65 km from the city of Mederdra. Rosso is the main town in the Trarza area and is also an exit to Senegal via a ferry service which operates over the river. The town of Rosso was famous in the ancient times mostly due to the trade of the Arabic gem that took place over the banks of the river. Since then, Rosso in Mauritania has been the commercial capital of the country.

After independence in the year 1960, Rosso of Mauritania became a junction between Rosso and the border of the country. Rosso is also considered as the junction point of Rosso, the river zone and the Rosso-Boghe road.

Rosso at Mauritania is a famous tourist destination and at the same time serves as the access to Senegal. The neighboring Diawling National Park and the hunting camp at Keur Macene are the favorite tourist stopovers in Rosso Mauritania. Other attractions include the place called Mederdra which was once the capital of the Emirate of Trarza. The local arts and artifacts as well as the sun dunes and the art industry made of gold, silver and ebony are a hot favorite among the tourists.

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