Nouadhibou

/nwah'di booh"/, n.
a seaport in SW Mauritania. 25,000. Formerly, Port-Étienne.

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formerly  Port-Étienne 

      town located in northwestern Mauritania, on Cape Nouâdhibou (Cape Blanco) peninsula facing a protective bay on the Atlantic coast. It has developed as a fishing centre, and fishing continues to be important; but, since 1964, with the completion of a special pier and a 419-mile (674-km) railway to the Iron Mountains near Zouérat and Fdérik, the port's main economic importance has rested on exports of high-grade iron ore to Europe and the United States. Nouâdhibou is the site of an international airport. Also nearby is Banc d'Arguin National Park, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1989. Pop. (2000) 72,337; (2005 est.) 94,700.

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