Nouakchott-Ouest Region

Nouakchott-Ouest (Arabic: نواكشوط الغربية) is a region in Mauritania. It comprises the three northeastern departments of Mauritania's capital city Nouakchott: Ksar, Sebkha and Tevragh-Zeina.[2] Its headquarters are at Tevragh-Zeina and the Presidential Palace is located within its borders.


نواكشوط الغربية
Coordinates: 18°6′N 16°0′W
Country Mauritania
DepartmentsKsar, Sebkha, Tevragh-Zeina
Created25 November 2014
  WāliMahi Ould Hamed
  Total146 km2 (56 sq mi)
  Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0
  Summer (DST)not observed

Nouakchott-Ouest was created on 25 November 2014 when the region of Nouakchott was split into three new regions.[3] Its wāli or governor is Mahi Ould Hamed, who was previously governor of Nouakchott Region.[4]


  1. Law, Gwillim. "Regions of Mauritania". Statoids. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  2. "Nouakchott donne naissance à trois Wilaya". MauriWeb. 25 November 2014. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  3. "Mauritanie: la capitale Nouakchott, sera découpée en trois wilayas". Alakhbar. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  4. "Les trois wali de Nouakchott connus". le calame. 12 December 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2015.

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