The distance to other towns is as follows: Iouik (108.4 nm), Tikattane (113.2 nm), Tanoudert (107.1 nm), Tanit (119.3 nm), Tichla (115.7 nm), Zug (111.8 nm), El Medda (61.0 nm), Aguenni (82.5 nm), Ksar el Barka (147.2 nm), Beila (126.8 nm), Boutilimit (133.2 nm). Mauritanian head of state Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is a native of Akjoujt. Summers in Akjoujt are extremely hot, with temperatures reaching up to 50.0 Celsius.
Etymology: "Akjoujt" /ɑk'ʤuʤt/ is said to mean 'wells'.
- As told by a village elder to Carl Masthay, St. Louis, Missouri, at his request in June 1973 while in Akjoujt for 6 days.
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