is a region of Mauritania
- - the capital of Mauritania
- - large fishing centre and industrial harbor.
Coastal Mauritania extends the length of the approximately 754-kilometer-long Atlantic coastline.
Prevailing oceanic trade winds from the Canary Islands
modify the influence of the harmattan, producing a humid but temperate climate. Rainfall here is minimal; in Nouadhibou
it averages less than three centimeters annually and occurs between July and September. Temperatures are moderate, varying from mean maximums of 28°C and 32°C for Nouadhibou
, respectively, to mean minimums of 16°C and 19°C.