Regions of Mauritania

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Mauritania is divided into 15 regions:

Adrar Region Assaba Region Brakna Region Dakhlet Nouadhibou Region Gorgol Region Guidimaka Region Hodh Ech Chargui Region Hodh El Gharbi Region Inchiri Region Nouakchott Tagant Region Tiris Zemmour Region Trarza RegionA clickable map of Mauritania exhibiting its twelve regions and one capital district.
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Map key Province Native name Capital Area (sq mi) Population (2013)
1 Adrar أدرار Atar 701123500000000000091,000 sq mi (235,000 km2) 62,658
2 Assaba لعصابة Kiffa 701036600000000000014,100 sq mi (36,600 km2) 325,897
3 Brakna لبراكنة Aleg 701033000000000000013,000 sq mi (33,000 km2) 312,277
4 Dakhlet Nouadhibou داخلة نواذيبو Nouadhibou 70102309000000000008,920 sq mi (23,090 km2) 123,779
5 Gorgol كوركول Kaédi 70101360000000000005,300 sq mi (13,600 km2) 335,917
6 Guidimaka غيديماغا Sélibaby 70101030000000000004,000 sq mi (10,300 km2) 267,029
7 Hodh Ech Chargui الحوض الشرقي Néma 701118270000000000070,500 sq mi (182,700 km2) 430,668
8 Hodh El Gharbi الحوض الغربي Ayoun el Atrous 701053400000000000020,600 sq mi (53,400 km2) 294,109
9 Inchiri إينشيري Akjoujt 701046800000000000018,100 sq mi (46,800 km2) 19,639
10 Nouakchott-Nord نواكشوط الشمالية Nouakchott 7008306000000000000118 sq mi (306 km2) 366,912
10 Nouakchott-Ouest نواكشوط الغربية Nouakchott 700814600000000000056 sq mi (146 km2) 165,814
10 Nouakchott-Sud نواكشوط الجنوبية Nouakchott 700825200000000000097 sq mi (252 km2) 425,673
11 Tagant تكانت Tidjikja 701098340000000000037,970 sq mi (98,340 km2) 80,962
12 Tiris Zemmour تيرس زمور Zouérat 701125290000000000097,600 sq mi (252,900 km2) 53,261
13 Trarza الترارزه Rosso 701067800000000000026,200 sq mi (67,800 km2) 272,773

During the Mauritanian occupation of Western Sahara (1975–79), its portion of the territory (roughly corresponding to the lower half of Río de Oro province) was named Tiris al-Gharbiyya.

The regions are subdivided into 44 departments; please see departments of Mauritania for further detail.

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