• Short Summary

    ONE OF AFRICA'S YOUNGEST CAPITALS IS NOUAKCHOTT. ORIGINALLY A COASTAL OF 600 INHABITANTS, NOUAKCHOTT IS?

  • Description

    ONE OF AFRICA'S YOUNGEST CAPITALS IS NOUAKCHOTT. ORIGINALLY A COASTAL OF 600 INHABITANTS, NOUAKCHOTT IS NOW A RAPIDLY DEVELOPING CITY.

    BEFORE MAURITANIA GAINED INDEPENDENCE FROM FRANCE IN 1960, THE CAPITAL WAS AT ST. LOUIS IN SENEGAL. THE NEW SITE WAS CHOSEN BY MAURITANIA'S PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER, MOKTAR OULD DADDAH. NOW NOUAKCHOTT HAS ABOUT 10,000 INHABITANTS -- A LARGE NUMBER FOR MAURITANIA. AND THE CAPITAL IS GROWING. IT IS SERVED BY AN AIRPORT, AND A WHARF IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

    NOUAKCHOTT WAS CHOSEN BECAUSE ITS COASTAL POSITION ENABLES IN TO ENJOY THE BENEFIT OF COOLING COASTAL BREEZES AND ALSO BECAUSE IT IS CLOSE TO AGRICULTURAL AND MINERAL REGIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4YQ246VRWC4L3OJLAH081XFSF
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YQ246VRWC4L3OJLAH081XFSF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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