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Full nameNouakchott
Native nameنواكشوط
Capital districtNouakchott
MayorAhmed Hamza (2007-)
Total Area400 sq mi (1036 km2)
Total Population881000 (1999)
Density (pop.)881/km2 (2281.8/sq mi)

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Nouakchott (Arabic: or (believed translation from Berber "The place of the winds", Nawākšūṭ) is the capital and by far the largest city of Mauritania. It is one of the largest cities in the Sahara. The city is the administrative and economic centre of Mauritania.

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