Nouakchott - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Large French and Spanish communities, quite small American community. Morale is high among the long-term expats who chose to live in Mauritania for a slower, simpler life. Lots of house parties, camping trips, etc. - Aug 2021

Embassy community is strong and close to other expats and welcoming. - Aug 2021

Expats are active, there are diplomatic events and also events at people's residences. There is a very welcoming atmosphere in the community in Nouakchott. - Sep 2020

Fairly small expat community, but if you are willing to network, it is quite diverse. - Apr 2019

The Spanish have a pretty big Embassy right next door to us, the French too (although they have their own compound so they tend to keep to themselves a little more) and then there are a handful of other international organizations. Not a huge expatriate community by any means, but enough to make friends if you try. - May 2016

small - good and bad - I had a great time, others couldn't wait to get on the plane. - Dec 2015

There are a handful of expats in Nouakchott but many are leaving. - Apr 2014

Small - under 200. - Aug 2011

About 200 or so. - Dec 2009

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