Kediet ej Jill

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Kediet ej Jill
Kediet Ijill satellite photo.png
Mt. Kediet ej Jill, Mauritania - seen from space
Highest point
Elevation 915 m (3,002 ft)
Listing Country high point
Coordinates 22°32′25″N 12°35′22″W / 22.54028°N 12.58944°W / 22.54028; -12.58944Coordinates: 22°32′25″N 12°35′22″W / 22.54028°N 12.58944°W / 22.54028; -12.58944
Kediet ej Jill is located in Mauritania
Kediet ej Jill
Kediet ej Jill
Location of Kediet ej Jill in Mauritania
Location Mauritania

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, exploited since 1952 by mines connected to the Atlantic coast by a 700 km railway.[1]

Due to the magnetic field, compasses cannot function on the mountain. Similar magnetic fields allowed the discovery of other deposits in the region (magnetite guelbs) in the 1960s.


  1. ^ SNIM, Mauritania, (access: January 25 2017)

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