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Benoit Julien

"Are you an expat interested in global networking, from Nouakchott to New York? Simply become a member of InterNations, just as I did. "

Sharon McGinnis

"The local expat community here in Mauritania gave me helpful hints on housing, transport and much more…"

Hello and Welcome to Our Friendly Expat Community in Nouakchott!

Salut & as-salām 'alaykum and welcome to our community for Nouakchott expats! Our thriving InterNations expat community gives you the chance to connect with fellow expats in Nouakchott, the capital city of Mauritania. They will assist you during your relocation every step of the way by providing useful advice and tips based on their own personal experience in this relatively new city, which was made the Mauritanian capital in the 1950s and enjoyed rapid urban growth after this development.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Frankfurt or Madrid.

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  • Moving to Nouakchott

    As one of the largest cities of the Sahara, Nouakchott is a multicultural hub due to the strong French colonial influence. If you are thinking about moving to Nouakchott, check this article for info on visas, an introduction to the city itself, and some facts on the local desert climate.
  • Living in Nouakchott

    If you are an expat thinking about living in Nouakchott, Mauritania, make sure are ready for it! As the capital, you can find the best healthcare centers in the country and various cultural attractions to visit. Learn more about the local culture, healthcare and safety with our InterNations Expat Guide!
  • Working in Nouakchott

    As with most of the countries in Africa, Mauritania is still a developing country. As such, finding an opportunity for working in Nouakchott might not always be easy. In this article, you can find a first economy overview, as well as info on work permits for Mauritania and on income taxation.

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Facts about the Local Economy and Expat Life in Nouakchott

Because of its close proximity to the equator, Nouakchott enjoys a hot climate all year round and mild winter night temperatures. It has a thriving economy, including service sector enterprises and the production of cement, salt, insecticides, embroidery and craft products as well as rugs and carpets. There is also a huge sugar refinery in the city. Nouakchott is also home to Nouakchott International Airport and a deep-sea port, opened in 1986. The city offers excellent educational facilities, boasting the University of Nouakchott and many primary and secondary schools, including the renowned TLC International School. A major building program, undertaken by the World Bank, took place from 2009 to 2013 to replace older housing with modern social dwellings; just one example of foreign investment in the city.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Seoul or Buenos Aires, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Grow Your Network of Fellow Expats in Nouakchott

By joining our friendly InterNations expat community, you can link up with fellow expats in Nouakchott, enabling you to enjoy your new life with improved local knowledge and a network of like-minded new friends. Mindful of our principles of friendliness, polite behavior and trust, our members will assist with all aspects of life in Nouakchott, providing information at your fingertips. You can also arrange to meet fellow expats face-to-face, in a safe, secure environment, by joining social groups based on your hobbies and interests and enjoying events organized InterNations members.

Benoit Julien

"Are you an expat interested in global networking, from Nouakchott to New York? Simply become a member of InterNations, just as I did. "

Sharon McGinnis

"The local expat community here in Mauritania gave me helpful hints on housing, transport and much more…"

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