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Akjoujt

 

a mining settlement in Mauritania, on the Nouakchott-Atar highway. The population in 1965 was about 3,000. Near Akjoujt are the Guelb Moghrein copper ore deposits, known to contain about 500,000 m of metal, which were acquired in 1969 by a mixed company in which foreign capital predominates. Construction began on a concentration mill in 1969.