Nouakchott is the capital of Mauritania
Inhabitants: 881,000  
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Nouakchott (Arabic: نواكشوط‎ or انواكشوط‎ [alleged 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 Sahara and the cities north of the Atlas Mountains on Africa's northern coast. The city is the administrative and economic centre of Mauritania.