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Coordinates: 17°15′N16°0′W / 17.250°N 16.000°W / 17.250; -16.000
CountryFlag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania
Region Trarza
Time zone UTC+0 (GMT)

Tiguent is a small town and commune in south-western Mauritania, not far from the coast. In 2000 it had a population of 12,170. [1]

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It is proposed to be served by a new station on railway to serve the phosphate mines at Kaedi.

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  1. "Statistiques Demographiques: Résultats du RGPH 2000 des Wilayas". République Islamique de Mauritanie. Archived from the original on February 3, 2010. Retrieved February 1, 2009.

Coordinates: 17°15′00″N16°00′00″W / 17.25000°N 16.00000°W / 17.25000; -16.00000

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