|Region of Mauritania|
|• Total||33,800 km2 (13,100 sq mi)|
|• Density||7.1/km2 (18/sq mi)|
Brakna (Arabic: ولاية البراكنة) is a region in south-west Mauritania. Its capital is Aleg. Other major cities/towns include Boghé. The region borders the Mauritanian region of Tagant to the north-east, the Mauritanian regions of Assaba and Gorgol to the south-east, Senegal to the south-west and the Mauritanian region of Trarza to the north-west. The Sénégal River runs along the region's border with Senegal.
The population of the region is 228,000. Following the events of 1989, many natives from the Brakna were expelled to Senegal.
Brakna is divided into 5 departments:
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