Arguin

Arguin (Portuguese: Arguim) is an island off the western coast of Mauritania in the Bay of Arguin, at 20° 36' N., 16° 27' W. It is six km long by two broad. Off the island are extensive and dangerous reefs. It is now part of The Banc d'Arguin National Park.

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Brandenburg-Prussia - Navy and Colonies - Arguin
... Further information Arguin A second colony was established at the Arguin archipelago off the West African coast (now part of Mauritania) ... In contrast to the Guinean colony, Arguin had been a colony before In 1520, Portugal had build a fort on the main island, which with all of Portugal came under Spanish control in 1580 ... While Arguin did not reach the economic importance of Großfriedrichsburg, it temporarily advanced to the world's primary staple port for rubber ...
Bay Of Arguin
... The Bay of Arguin, or Banc d'Arguin, is a bay on the Atlantic shore of Mauritania ... It is south of Cap Blanc, north of Cap Timiris, and contains the islands of Arguin and Tidra ... The bay contains the 12,000 km² Banc d'Arguin National Park ...
Arguin - History
... Arguin has long been coveted by seafaring nations for its strategic location, and control over the island has changed hands numerous times ... By 1455, 800 slaves were shipped from Arguin to Portugal every year ... (which then controlled Portugal), the Netherlands seized control of Arguin ...
Nuno Tristão - First Voyage - Second Voyage
... beyond Cape Blanc to reach the Bay of Arguin ... On Arguin island, Tristão encountered a Sanhaja Berber village, the first permanent settlement seen by Henry's captains on the West African coast ... Tristão's report of easy and profitable slave-raiding grounds in the Arguin banks prompted numerous Portuguese merchants and adventurers to apply to Henry for a slave-trading license ...
Banc D'Arguin National Park
... The Banc d'Arguin National Park (French Parc National du Banc d'Arguin) lies in Western Africa on the west coast of Mauritania between Nouakchott and Nouadhibou ... The Banc d'Arguin National Park is a Nature reserve that was established to protect both the natural resources and the valuable fisheries, which makes a significant contribution to the national economy (Hof ...