Akjoujt

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Akjoujt
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Akjoujt is located in Mauritania
Akjoujt
Akjoujt
Location in Mauritania
Coordinates: 19°45′N 14°23′W / 19.750°N 14.383°W / 19.750; -14.383Coordinates: 19°45′N 14°23′W / 19.750°N 14.383°W / 19.750; -14.383
Country Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania
Region Inchiri

Akjoujt is a town in western Mauritania. It is located at around 19°45′N 14°23′W / 19.750°N 14.383°W / 19.750; -14.383. It is the capital of Inchiri region. The town's main industry is gold and copper mining.

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'.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ As told by a village elder to Carl Masthay, St. Louis, Missouri, at his request in June 1973 while in Akjoujt for 6 days.