Dakhlet Nouadhibou ( Arabic ولاية داخلة نواذيبو, DMG Wilāyat Dāḫilat Nawāḏībū ) is the westernmost administrative region (wilaya) of Mauritania .
The area extends over an almost triangular, relatively small area in the west of the country and is bordered by the Inchiri administrative region in the east, Western Sahara in the north and the Atlantic Ocean in the west.
The capital is Nouadhibou . At the 2000 census, there were 79,516 inhabitants in the region, 72,337 of which were in the capital. Four communities with between 500 and 4000 inhabitants are also mentioned. In 2017 the population was estimated at 138,500.
During the Mauritanian occupation of southern Western Sahara from 1976 to 1979, the region around the two settlements of La Gouira in the west and Bir Gandouz in the north of Nouadhibou were still attached to the region. Today Dakhlet Nouadhibou consists of only one department, called Nouadhibou .
East of the Ras Nouadhibou peninsula within the administrative region is the Nouadhibou ship cemetery .
- ↑ Statistiques Demographiques: Résultats du RGPH 2000 des Wilayas. République Islamique de Mauritanie
- ↑ Mauritania: Regions, Cities & Urban Places - Population Statistics in Maps and Tables. Retrieved May 15, 2018 .
Coordinates: 20 ° 48 ′ N , 15 ° 55 ′ W