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Commune and town
Mederdra is located in Mauritania
Location in Mauritania
Coordinates: 16°55′N 15°39′W / 16.917°N 15.650°W / 16.917; -15.650
Country  Mauritania
Region Trarza
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,858
Time zone UTC+0 (GMT)

Mederdra is a small town and commune in south-west Mauritania. In 2000 it had a population of 6,858.[1]


It lies on the route of a proposed railway line to connect phosphate mines at Kaédi with the capital and port of Nouakchott.

Famous citizens[edit]

Malouma Meidah, a popular singer and politician, was born in Mederdra in 1960.[2]

Horma Ould Babana, politician, was born here on 12 March, 1912.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Statistiques Demographiques: Résultats du RGPH 2000 des Wilayas". République Islamique de Mauritanie. Archived from the original on February 3, 2010. Retrieved February 1, 2009.
  2. ^ Châtelot, Christophe (14 July 2009). "Malouma, diva rebelle" (in French). Paris, France: Le Monde Afrique. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  3. ^ Pazzanita, Anthony G. (2008). Historical Dictionary of Mauritania. Scarecrow Press. pp. 255–256. ISBN 9780810862654. Retrieved 18 March 2018.

Coordinates: 16°55′00″N 15°39′00″W / 16.91667°N 15.65000°W / 16.91667; -15.65000