BP xxxx

English translation: Boite Postale (US Eng. POB, Post Office Box)

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French term or phrase:BP xxxx
English translation:Boite Postale (US Eng. POB, Post Office Box)
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General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / Abbreviation - Mauritania
French term or phrase: BP xxxx
Hi,

What does BP followed by a 4-digit number mean?
This is from a petition written by a barrister in Mauritania.
The document gives the name of the barrister, followed by "Avocat à la Cour", then "BP" and a 4-digit number.
I think this may just be an ID number for lawyers in Mauritania, but I want to be sure. Can anyone tell me what the "BP" stands for? "Barreau de P... (city)"? I don't think so, as the capital of Mauritania is Nouakchott, and none of its major cities start with "P".
Thanks!
Irene Johnson
France
Local time: 01:05
Boite Postale (US Eng. POB, Post Office Box)
Explanation:
Mamy Nouakchott businesses seem to have an address BP followed by three or four digits.

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Note added at 17 mins (2018-07-09 08:17:26 GMT)
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Is the BP XXXX followed by Nouakchott? If not, that would discredit my theory.

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Note added at 29 mins (2018-07-09 08:29:53 GMT)
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mrrafe
United States
Local time: 19:05
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Boite Postale (US Eng. POB, Post Office Box)


Explanation:
Mamy Nouakchott businesses seem to have an address BP followed by three or four digits.

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Note added at 17 mins (2018-07-09 08:17:26 GMT)
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Is the BP XXXX followed by Nouakchott? If not, that would discredit my theory.

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Note added at 29 mins (2018-07-09 08:29:53 GMT)
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*Many*

mrrafe
United States
Local time: 19:05
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thank you to mrrafe for the helpful input.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Manoj Chauhan
8 mins
  -> Thank you Manoj

agree  Ben Gaia
20 mins
  -> Thank you

agree  B D Finch: P.O.B. in UK English too.
24 mins
  -> Thank you, live & learn

agree  AllegroTrans: usually 'PO box' in European English
29 mins
  -> Thank you, though I still fear the Mauritanian barrister that will jump in and make fools of us all.
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