Brakna Region

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Brakna
ولاية البراكنة
Region of Mauritania
Mauritania-Brakna.svg
Country  Mauritania
Departments
Capital Aleg
Area
 • Total 33,800 km2 (13,100 sq mi)
Population (2000[1])
 • Total 240,167
 • 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.

Population[edit]

The population of the region is 228,000. Following the events of 1989, many natives from the Brakna were expelled to Senegal.[2]

Departments of Brakna

Brakna is divided into 5 departments:

References[edit]

See also:

Coordinates: 17°38′N 13°25′W / 17.633°N 13.417°W / 17.633; -13.417