Kiffa

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Kiffa
كيفه
Commune and town
Kiffa mauritania.jpg
Kiffa is located in Mauritania
Kiffa
Kiffa
Location in Mauritania
Coordinates: 16°37′N 11°24′W / 16.617°N 11.400°W / 16.617; -11.400
Country Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania
Region Assaba Region
Elevation 94 m (308 ft)
Population (2013 census)
 • Commune and town 60,005
 • Urban 95,084

Kiffa is a city and department in south-central Mauritania. Kiffa is capital of Assaba Region. It is located at around 16°38′N 11°24′W / 16.63°N 11.4°W / 16.63; -11.4Coordinates: 16°38′N 11°24′W / 16.63°N 11.4°W / 16.63; -11.4, at the western end of the Aoukar.

It is famous for its antique Kiffa beads.

Nearby is Kiffa Airport.