Nouadhibou

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Nouadhibou

 

(formerly Port-Etienne), a port city in Mauritania, on Lévrier Bay; capital of the eighth administrative region. Population, 11,000 (1970).

Nouadhibou is the center of Mauritania’s fishing industry; its four modern fish-processing plants and two more traditional enterprises handled more than 60,000 tons of fish in 1972. The city also has an oxyacetylene plant, a shipyard, and a thermal electric power plant. There is an international airport nearby. The ore port of Cansado is located 10 km south of Nouadhibou’s port. Both ports together handle more than 9 million tons of freight a year. Cansado is linked by rail with the iron ore deposits at Kediet Ijill.

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Mauritanian economy, especially in priority sectors by benefiting from the advantages of the special area and the strategic location of the Bay of Nouadhibou in order to attract international investments and foster the development of the region.