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 Capital Area (sq mi) Population (2000)
1 Adrar Atar 700521530000000000083,100 sq mi (215,300 km2) 60,847
2 Assaba Kiffa 700436600000000000014,100 sq mi (36,600 km2) 249,596
3 Brakna Aleg 700433800000000000013,100 sq mi (33,800 km2) 240,167
4 Dakhlet Nouadhibou Nouadhibou 70042230000000000008,600 sq mi (22,300 km2) 75,976
5 Gorgol Kaédi 70041360000000000005,300 sq mi (13,600 km2) 248,980
6 Guidimaka Sélibaby 70041030000000000004,000 sq mi (10,300 km2) 186,697
7 Hodh Ech Chargui Néma 700518270000000000070,500 sq mi (182,700 km2) 275,288
8 Hodh El Gharbi Aioun el Atrouss 700453400000000000020,600 sq mi (53,400 km2) 219,167
9 Inchiri Akjoujt 700446800000000000018,100 sq mi (46,800 km2) 11,322
10 Nouakchott national capital 7003100000000000000390 sq mi (1,000 km2) 611,883
11 Tagant Tidjikdja 700495200000000000036,800 sq mi (95,200 km2) 61,984
12 Tiris Zemmour Zouérate 700525290000000000097,600 sq mi (252,900 km2) 53,586
13 Trarza Rosso 700467800000000000026,200 sq mi (67,800 km2) 252,664

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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