Inchiri Region

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Inchiri
ولاية إينشيري
Region of Mauritania
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Country  Mauritania
Departments
Area
 • Total 47,000 km2 (18,000 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 11,500
 • Density 0.24/km2 (0.63/sq mi)
Inchiri department

Inchiri (Arabic: ولاية إينشيري‎) is a region in western Mauritania. Its capital is Akjoujt. It borders the regions of Adrar to the east, Trarza to the south, and Dakhlet Nouadhibou to the north and west, along with a short Atlantic Ocean coastline. The region is known for its rich copper deposits, and therefore is heavily mined.[1] According to the World Health Organization, there is a malaria risk during the rainy season, which lasts from July to October.[2] President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was born and raised in Akjoujt, the capital and only city in Inchiri.

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Coordinates: 20°04′N 15°04′W / 20.067°N 15.067°W / 20.067; -15.067

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pazzanita, Anthony G., and Alfred G. Gerteiny. "Copper." Historical Dictionary of Mauritania. Vol. 110. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 1996. 143-44. Print. Historical Dictionaries of Africa.
  2. ^ Organization, World Health. International Travel and Health 2009: Situation as on 1 January 2009. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2009. Print. International Travel and Health.