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Iouik, also spelled Iwik, is a coastal town in western Mauritania. Located in the Banc d'Arguin National Park within the Dakhlet Nouadhibou region, it sits on a small peninsula.[1]

Iouik is located in Mauritania
Location in Mauritania
Coordinates: 19°50′58″N 16°19′51″W / 19.84944°N 16.33083°W / 19.84944; -16.33083Coordinates: 19°50′58″N 16°19′51″W / 19.84944°N 16.33083°W / 19.84944; -16.33083
Country Mauritania
RegionDakhlet Nouadhibou

Nearby towns and villages include Uad Guenifa (73.4 nm), Cansado (72.0 nm), Tanoudert (21.5 nm), Akjoujt (108.4 nm), El Mamghar (32.4 nm), Regbet Thila (28.6 nm) and Tikattane (50.1 nm) .

Iouik is very close to the island of Tidra lying in the southwest some 3 km distant, further west is Niroumi and around 10 km north are the Kiaone islands.


  1. ^ McGinley, Mark. "Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania". The Encyclopedia of Earth. Retrieved 28 April 2016.

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