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 7011235000000000000235,000 km2 (91,000 sq mi) 62,658
2 Assaba لعصابة Kiffa 701036600000000000036,600 km2 (14,100 sq mi) 325,897
3 Brakna لبراكنة Aleg 701033000000000000033,000 km2 (13,000 sq mi) 312,277
4 Dakhlet Nouadhibou داخلة نواذيبو Nouadhibou 701023090000000000023,090 km2 (8,920 sq mi) 123,779
5 Gorgol كوركول Kaédi 701013600000000000013,600 km2 (5,300 sq mi) 335,917
6 Guidimaka غيديماغا Sélibaby 701010300000000000010,300 km2 (4,000 sq mi) 267,029
7 Hodh Ech Chargui الحوض الشرقي Néma 7011182700000000000182,700 km2 (70,500 sq mi) 430,668
8 Hodh El Gharbi الحوض الغربي Ayoun el Atrous 701053400000000000053,400 km2 (20,600 sq mi) 294,109
9 Inchiri إينشيري Akjoujt 701046800000000000046,800 km2 (18,100 sq mi) 19,639
10 Nouakchott-Nord نواكشوط الشمالية Dar-Naim 7008306000000000000306 km2 (118 sq mi) 366,912
10 Nouakchott-Ouest نواكشوط الغربية Tevragh-Zeina 7008146000000000000146 km2 (56 sq mi) 165,814
10 Nouakchott-Sud نواكشوط الجنوبية Arafat 7008252000000000000252 km2 (97 sq mi) 425,673
11 Tagant تكانت Tidjikja 701098340000000000098,340 km2 (37,970 sq mi) 80,962
12 Tiris Zemmour تيرس زمور Zouérat 7011252900000000000252,900 km2 (97,600 sq mi) 53,261
13 Trarza الترارزه Rosso 701067800000000000067,800 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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