Regions of Mauritania

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Mauritania is divided into 15 regions:

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 Native name Capital Area Population (2013)
1 Adrar أدرار Atar 235,000 km2 (91,000 sq mi) 62,658
2 Assaba لعصابة Kiffa 36,600 km2 (14,100 sq mi) 325,897
3 Brakna لبراكنة Aleg 33,000 km2 (13,000 sq mi) 312,277
4 Dakhlet Nouadhibou داخلة نواذيبو Nouadhibou 23,090 km2 (8,920 sq mi) 123,779
5 Gorgol كوركول Kaédi 13,600 km2 (5,300 sq mi) 335,917
6 Guidimaka غيديماغا Sélibaby 10,300 km2 (4,000 sq mi) 267,029
7 Hodh Ech Chargui الحوض الشرقي Néma 182,700 km2 (70,500 sq mi) 430,668
8 Hodh El Gharbi الحوض الغربي Ayoun el Atrous 53,400 km2 (20,600 sq mi) 294,109
9 Inchiri إينشيري Akjoujt 46,800 km2 (18,100 sq mi) 19,639
10 Nouakchott-Nord نواكشوط الشمالية Dar-Naim 306 km2 (118 sq mi) 366,912
10 Nouakchott-Ouest نواكشوط الغربية Tevragh-Zeina 146 km2 (56 sq mi) 165,814
10 Nouakchott-Sud نواكشوط الجنوبية Arafat 252 km2 (97 sq mi) 425,673
11 Tagant تكانت Tidjikja 98,340 km2 (37,970 sq mi) 80,962
12 Tiris Zemmour تيرس زمور Zouérat 252,900 km2 (97,600 sq mi) 53,261
13 Trarza الترارزه Rosso 67,800 km2 (26,200 sq mi) 272,773

During the Mauritanian occupation of Western Sahara (1975–79), its portion of the territory (roughly corresponding to the lower half of Río 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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