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Sélibaby is a capital town and department of the Guidimaka Region, Mauritania. It is located at around 15°9′33″N 12°11′00″W / 15.15917°N 12.18333°W / 15.15917; -12.18333. It is divided into a number of "quartiers" which include "College", "Silo", 'Ferlo" , "nezaha" , "saada" , "el jedida" "Bambaradougou" amongst many others. Selibaby also has a regional hospital, funded by the Chinese government and partially staffed by Chinese doctors and is the headquarters of the regional director of health. Selibaby is a centre for NGOs who operate in the region.

Sélibaby
Commune and town
A view from a commercial street in Sélibaby
A view from a commercial street in Sélibaby
CountryFlag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania
RegionGuidimaka Region
Area
 • Total2,000 km2 (800 sq mi)
Elevation
62 m (203 ft)
Population
(2013 census)
 • Total26,420

ClimateEdit

Sélibaby has a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSh). The city is among the wettest in the country, with about 452 mm (17.80 in) of precipitation falling annually. The average annual temperature in Sélibaby is 29.0 °C (84.2 °F).

Climate data for Selibaby
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33.5
(92.3)
36.0
(96.8)
38.7
(101.7)
40.7
(105.3)
41.1
(106.0)
38.6
(101.5)
34.7
(94.5)
33.0
(91.4)
34.2
(93.6)
36.9
(98.4)
36.3
(97.3)
33.1
(91.6)
36.4
(97.5)
Average low °C (°F) 15.5
(59.9)
17.3
(63.1)
20.6
(69.1)
24.1
(75.4)
26.2
(79.2)
26.2
(79.2)
24.6
(76.3)
23.7
(74.7)
23.5
(74.3)
22.5
(72.5)
19.0
(66.2)
16.5
(61.7)
21.6
(71.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
1
(0.0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
3
(0.1)
48
(1.9)
109
(4.3)
157
(6.2)
109
(4.3)
23
(0.9)
1
(0.0)
1
(0.0)
452
(17.8)
Source: Climate-Data.org,Climate data