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Kediet ej Jill is a mountain in Tiris Zemmour, Mauritania, with the city of Zouérat on its east and Fderick at west. At 915 m (3,002 ft) tall, Kediet ej Jill is the highest peak in Mauritania.

Kediet ej Jill
Kediet Ijill satellite photo.png
Mt. Kediet ej Jill, Mauritania - seen from space
Highest point
Elevation915 m (3,002 ft)
Prominence596 m (1,955 ft)
ListingCountry high point
Coordinates22°32′25″N 12°35′22″W / 22.54028°N 12.58944°W / 22.54028; -12.58944Coordinates: 22°32′25″N 12°35′22″W / 22.54028°N 12.58944°W / 22.54028; -12.58944
Kediet ej Jill is located in Mauritania
Kediet ej Jill
Kediet ej Jill
Location of Kediet ej Jill in Mauritania

The mountain and its surrounding area are rich in iron deposits, thought to have been mined since the 11th century, and commercially exploited since 1952. The current mines are connected to Nouadhibou on the Atlantic coast by a 700-km long railway.[1]

Due to the magnetic field, compasses cannot function on the mountain. Similar magnetic fields allowed the discovery of other deposits in the region (magnetite guelbs) in the 1960s.


  1. ^ SNIM, Mauritania, (access: January 25 2017)

External linksEdit

  • Kediet ej Jill, Tiris Zemmour, Mauritania
  • "Kdeyyat ej Joul, Mauritania".