Tidjikja

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Tidjikja
تجكجة
Commune and town
Tidjikja is located in Mauritania
Tidjikja
Tidjikja
Location in Mauritania
Coordinates: 18°33′N 11°26′W / 18.550°N 11.433°W / 18.550; -11.433
Country Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania
Region Tagant
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 10,906

Tidjikja (Arabic: تجكجة‎) is the capital of the Tagant region of central Mauritania, lying on the Tagant plateau. Founded in 1680, it has a population of around 11,000 people.

The town is known for its palm trees and its vernacular architecture. The town is also home to an airport.

Nearby towns and villages include Moudjeria (65.8 nm), Ksar el Barka (46.4 nm), Rachid (21.3 nm), Ksar el Khali (143.4 nm), Ouadane (143.4 nm), Boumdeit (67.1 nm) and Serotandi (46.0 nm).

Climate data for Zouerat
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27
(81)
30
(86)
34
(93)
37
(99)
40
(104)
42
(108)
40
(104)
39
(102)
39
(102)
38
(100)
33
(91)
28
(82)
35
(95)
Average low °C (°F) 15
(59)
17
(63)
20
(68)
23
(73)
27
(81)
29
(84)
28
(82)
27
(81)
27
(81)
25
(77)
20
(68)
15
(59)
23
(73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2
(0.08)
2
(0.08)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(0.12)
10
(0.39)
21
(0.83)
48
(1.89)
30
(1.18)
10
(0.39)
2
(0.08)
1
(0.04)
129
(5.08)
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Coordinates: 18°33′N 11°26′W / 18.550°N 11.433°W / 18.550; -11.433