Nouakchott in detail


The main streets in the centre are, running east to west, Ave Abdel Nasser, Rue de Ambassade du Sénégal and Ave du Palais des Congès; the primary north to south arteries are the parallel streets Ave du Général de Gaulle and Ave Kennedy. The ocean is 5km west along Ave Abdel Nasser, while the airport is 25km north of the city.