What is the capital of Mauritania?
Nouakchott has been the capital of Mauritania since 1957 (previously the capital was Saint-Louis), on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
Nouakchott is a coastal city located in western Mauritania, West Africa. It became the capital of Mauritania in 1957, replacing the former capital Saint-Louis of Senegal. The city is the political, economic and cultural center of the country and is home to many government institutions, businesses, universities and tourist sites.
Nouakchott is a rapidly growing city, with an estimated population of over one million by 2021. It is divided into several districts, each with its own identity and characteristics. The city is located on the Atlantic coast, offering spectacular beaches and seascapes.