Brakna Region

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ولاية البراكنة
Region of Mauritania
Brakna in Mauritania.svg
Country  Mauritania
Capital Aleg
 • Total 33,800 km2 (13,100 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 312,277
 • Density 9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)

Brakna (Arabic: ولاية البراكنة‎) is a region in south-west Mauritania. Its capital is Aleg. Other major cities/towns include Boghé. The region borders the Mauritanian region of Tagant to the north-east, the Mauritanian regions of Assaba and Gorgol to the south-east, Senegal to the south-west and the Mauritanian region of Trarza to the north-west. The Sénégal River runs along the region's border with Senegal.


The population of the region is 312,277. Following the events of 1989, many natives from the Brakna were expelled to Senegal.[1]

Departments of Brakna

Brakna is divided into 5 departments:


See also:

Coordinates: 17°38′N 13°25′W / 17.633°N 13.417°W / 17.633; -13.417