Inchiri Region

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ولاية إينشيري
Akjoujt City.JPG
Inchiri in Mauritania.svg
Coordinates: 20°04′N 15°04′W / 20.067°N 15.067°W / 20.067; -15.067Coordinates: 20°04′N 15°04′W / 20.067°N 15.067°W / 20.067; -15.067
Country Mauritania
 • Total47,000 km2 (18,000 sq mi)
 • Total20,386
 • Density0.43/km2 (1.1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0
 • Summer (DST)not observed
HDI (2017)0.643[1]

Inchiri (Arabic: ولاية إينشيري‎) is a region in western Mauritania. Its capital and only city is Akjoujt. It borders the regions of Adrar to the east, Trarza to the south, and Dakhlet Nouadhibou to the north and west, along with a short Atlantic Ocean coastline. The region is known for its rich copper deposits, and therefore is heavily mined.[2] According to the World Health Organization, there is a malaria risk during the rainy season, which lasts from July to October.[3] President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was born and raised in Akjoujt.


Households in Akjoujt

As of 2016, the population of the region was 20,386, compared to 19,639 in 2013 and 15,609 in 2011.[4] The 2016 population included 10,812 males and 9,575 females.[4]

Economy, health and education[edit]

As of 2008, the economic activity rate was 59.8% and the dependency ratio was 0.69. As of 2014, 26.1% of people worked for the government, 18.5% worked for private businesses, and 22.8% were self-employed.[4] As of 2015, 97.2% of children aged 0 to 11 months had received the DPT vaccine, 76.0% had received the BCG vaccine, and 97.4% had received the polio vaccine.[4] As of 2008, the literacy rate for people aged 15 years and over was 63.6%. The net enrollment ratio of girls in secondary level was 19.4% and that of boys was 10.0%.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ Pazzanita, Anthony G., and Alfred G. Gerteiny. "Copper." Historical Dictionary of Mauritania. Vol. 110. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 1996. 143-44. Print. Historical Dictionaries of Africa.
  3. ^ Organization, World Health. International Travel and Health 2009: Situation as on 1 January 2009. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2009. Print. International Travel and Health.
  4. ^ a b c d "Annuaire Statistique 2016" (PDF). OFFICE NATIONAL DE LA STATISTIQUE. 2018-11-28.
  5. ^ "Education in Mauritania". Office of National Statistics, Mauritania. Archived from the original on 19 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016.