Latitude and longitude of La Güera

Satellite map of La Güera

La Güera (also known as La Agüera, Lagouira, or El Gouera) (Arabic: الكويرة) is a ghost town on the Atlantic coast at the southern tip of Western Sahara, on the western side of the Ras Nouadhibou peninsula, 15 km west of Nouadhibou. It is also the name of a daira at the Sahrawi refugee camps in south-western Algeria. The name comes from the Spanish word Agüera which is a ditch that carries rainwater to crops. By 2002, it had been abandoned and partially overblown by sand, inhabited only by a few Imraguen fishermen and guarded by a Mauritanian military outpost, despite this not being Mauritanian territory.

Latitude: 20° 49' 59.99" N
Longitude: -17° 05' 30.00" W

Nearest city to this article: Nouâdhibou

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GPS coordinates of La Güera, Mauritania

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