Information about Mauritania - a country on the Atlantic coast of Africa. It is the eleventh largest sovereign state in Africa. -

Game and Nature Reserve

The Banc d’Arguin National Park of Bay of Arguin lies in Western Africa on the west coast of Mauritania between Nouakchott and Nouadhibou. The World Heritage Site is a major breeding site for migratory birds, including flamingos, broad-billed sandpipers, pelicans and terns.

Kediet ej Jill is a mountain in Tiris Zemmour, Mauritania, with the city of Zouérat on its east and Fderick at west. At 915 m (3,002 ft) tall, Kediet ej Jill is the highest peak in Mauritania. The mountain and its surrounding area are rich in iron deposits, thought to have been mined since the 11th century.

The Adrar is a highland natural and historical region of the Sahara Desert in northern Mauritania. The Adrar Region, an administrative division of Mauritania, is named after the traditional region. It is sometimes called Adrar Tamar to distinguish it from other areas called Adrar in the Sahara.

Senegal River is a long river in West Africa that forms the border between Senegal and Mauritania. The river has two large dams along its course, the multi-purpose Manantali Dam in Mali and the Maka-Diama Dam downstream on the Mauritania-Senegal border, near the outlet to the sea.

Terjit oasis is crossed by several sources of which one is hot. Water falls in drop by drop from a high abrupt wall furnished with foam and ferns. It nestles in a gorge on the western edge of the Adrar plateau with the palm grove stretching a few hundred metres alongside a stream which emerges from a spring.

The Karakoro River is a small seasonal tributary of the Sénégal River that forms part of the Mauritania-Mali border. The source of the river is northeast of Kiffa in Mauritania. The river flows south in the flat sahel region of southern Mauritania, crossing a number of shallow depressions, before joining the Sénégal River on the left bank a few kilometres downstream of the small Malian town of Ambidedi.

The Kolinbiné River is a river in West Africa. It arises in southern Mauritania and flows south, forming part of the international boundary between Mauritania and Mali. In Mali, it joins the Sénégal River 5 km upstream from the town of Kayes. The river flows through a number of shallow depressions that fill with water during the short rainy season (July to September).

The Gorgol River is a river of southern Mauritania that is a tributary of the Sénégal River. The river is formed by the confluence of the Gorgol Noir, with the Gorgol Blanc. The Gorgol joins the Sénégal River at Kaédi. The river basin plays an important in role in Mauritanian economy facilated by investment in the 1970s.


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