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Nouamghar is a village in Coastal Mauritania.


It is a traditional and active fishing port where ancient fishing techniques are used in which dolphins are used to surround and bring schools of fish closer to the coast and then they are caught in nets prepared for this purpose. The origin of this cooperation between people and dolphins is unknown.

The Imraguen people live in this fishing village, whose traditions rely on its ancient fishing techniques.

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It is 150 km north-north-east of the capital Nouakchott, at the entrance to Cape Timiris.

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The beach is the most popular attraction for swimmers.

The village is near the entrance of Cap Timiris and is the focal access point to Banc d'Arguin National Park. The park has been declared a World Heritage Site.

There is nearby desert with nice sunset views over the Atlantic Ocean.


Go driving along the beach, gaze at the skull of the Baleen whale.






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