Gorgol Region

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ولاية كركول
Region of Mauritania
Gorgol in Mauritania.svg
Country  Mauritania
Capital Kaédi
 • Total 13,600 km2 (5,300 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 335,917
 • Density 25/km2 (64/sq mi)

Gorgol (Arabic: ولاية كركول‎‎) is a region in southern Mauritania. Its capital is Kaédi and the Gorgol River forms parts of the landscape. Other major cities/towns include Mbout and Maghama. The region borders the Mauritanian regions of Brakna and Assaba to the north, the Mauritanian region of Guidimaka to the south-east and Senegal to the south-west. The Senegal River runs along the region's border with Senegal.

Departments of Gorgol

Gorgol is divided into 4 departments:

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Coordinates: 16°03′N 12°49′W / 16.050°N 12.817°W / 16.050; -12.817