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Introducing Nouakchott


Nouakchott has been the capital city since Mauritania gained independence in 1960 and has since become one of the biggest city of the Sahara. During the times of French colonization Nouakchott was just a small city. Unlike the other African capitals, the city, which is the busiest fishing center in West Africa, has undergone a serious construction process. Having hot and dry weather as a result of being in the Sahara Desert, Nouakchott best visited in December, January and February when the weather is colder compared to the other months.

Nouakchott is known for:


History and Art Nature and Wildlife Desert

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Rosso (205 km)
Boutilimit (152 km)
CURRENCY
Mauritanian Ouguiya (MRO)

COUNTRY CODE
+222

ELECTRIC POWER
C

TIME ZONE
GMT 0

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
€1.36

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL
€8.40

Average Temperature

Nouakchott airport information

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

There is no public transport from Mauritania’s Nouakchott Airport to the city center.

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TAXI:

The only way to get from the airport to the city center is by taxi and prices need to be negotiated with the driver. The average cost is around 2,000 Mauritanian ouguiya.

Average taxi price: 2,000 Mauritanian Ouguiya

CAR RENTAL:

Miles & Smiles members earn 100 Miles per day, up to maximum 1000 Miles. What’s more, rentals made through the website for 1 or 2 days earn an extra 250 Miles, while rentals for 3 or more days earn an extra 500 Miles.

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