Dakhlet Nouadhibou

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Dakhlet Nouadhibou
Dakhlet Nouadhibou is located in Mauritania
Dakhlet Nouadhibou
Dakhlet Nouadhibou
Location of the bay in Mauritania
Coordinates20°52′N 16°54′W / 20.87°N 16.9°W / 20.87; -16.9Coordinates: 20°52′N 16°54′W / 20.87°N 16.9°W / 20.87; -16.9
Native nameBaie du Lévrier
Bahía del Galgo
Ocean/sea sourcesAtlantic Ocean[1]
Basin countriesMauritania
Max. length54 km (34 mi)
Max. width32 km (20 mi)

Dakhlet Nouadhibou is a bay on the Atlantic shore of Mauritania.[2]


The bay opens towards the south and contains numerous shoals. It is limited by the Cap Blanc headland on its western side.[2]

In French maps the inner bay is known as Baie de l'Archimède and the wider bay as Baie du Lévrier.

The Dakhlet Nouadhibou Region, one of the primary administrative divisions of Mauritania, is named after it.

1958 French map of the Dakhlet Nouadhibou bay area


  1. ^ GoogleEarth
  2. ^ a b "Dakhlet Nouadhibou". Mapcarta. Retrieved 18 October 2016.