Regions of Mauritania

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Mauritania is divided into 12 regions and one capital district:

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 700523500000000000091,000 sq mi (235,000 km2) 62,658
2 Assaba لعصابة Kiffa 700436600000000000014,100 sq mi (36,600 km2) 325,897
3 Brakna لبراكنة Aleg 700433000000000000013,000 sq mi (33,000 km2) 312,277
4 Dakhlet Nouadhibou داخلة نواذيبو Nouadhibou 70042309000000000008,920 sq mi (23,090 km2) 123,779
5 Gorgol كوركول Kaédi 70041360000000000005,300 sq mi (13,600 km2) 335,917
6 Guidimaka غيديماغا Sélibaby 70041030000000000004,000 sq mi (10,300 km2) 267,029
7 Hodh Ech Chargui الحوض الشرقي Néma 700518270000000000070,500 sq mi (182,700 km2) 430,668
8 Hodh El Gharbi الحوض الغربي Aioun el Atrouss 700453400000000000020,600 sq mi (53,400 km2) 294,109
9 Inchiri إينشيري Akjoujt 700446800000000000018,100 sq mi (46,800 km2) 19,639
10 Nouakchott نواكشوط national capital 7003100000000000000390 sq mi (1,000 km2) 958,399
11 Tagant تكانت Tidjikdja 700498340000000000037,970 sq mi (98,340 km2) 80,962
12 Tiris Zemmour تيرس زمور Zouérate 700525290000000000097,600 sq mi (252,900 km2) 53,261
13 Trarza الترارزه Rosso 700467800000000000026,200 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 Rio 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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