Chinguetti

Chinguetti

Chinguetti is a historical medieval ksar (fortified village) and trading center located in Adrar Region in northern Mauritania. It was founded in the 13th century as the center of several trans-Saharan trade routes. Chinguetti was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, as part of Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata.

Site Information

Country: Mauritania

District: Adrar Region

Category: Historic Cities and Regions

Site History: 13th Century AD

Oldest Culture: Islamic

Later Cultures: Islamic

Site Features: Islamic Monuments


World Heritage Site

Part of: Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata

Date of Inscription: 1996

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