Adrar Region

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This article is about the administrative division of Mauritania. For the natural and historical region, see Adrar Plateau. For the province of Algeria, see Adrar Province.
ولاية آدرار
Region of Mauritania
Adrar in Mauritania.svg
Country  Mauritania
Capital Atar
 • Total 235,000 km2 (91,000 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 62,658
 • Density 0.27/km2 (0.69/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code MR-07

Adrar (Arabic: ولاية آدرار‎‎) is a large administrative region in Mauritania, named for the Adrar Plateau.

The capital is Atar. Other major towns include Choum, Chinguetti and Ouadane. The region borders Western Sahara and the Mauritanian region of Tiris Zemmour to the north, Mali and the Mauritanian region of Hodh Ech Chargui to the east, the Mauritanian regions of Trarza and Tagant to the south and the Mauritanian region of Inchiri to the west.


Departments of Adrar

Adrar is divided into four departments:

Features of the Adrar Region[edit]

See also: Adrar Plateau

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Coordinates: 20°30′N 10°04′W / 20.500°N 10.067°W / 20.500; -10.067