Trarza Region

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ولاية الترارزة
Region of Mauritania
Map of Mauritania showing Trarza Region
Map of Mauritania showing Trarza Region
Country  Mauritania
Departments Boutilimit, Keur Massene, Mederdra, Ouad Naga, R'Kiz, Rosso
Capital Rosso
 • Total 67,800 km2 (26,200 sq mi)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 272,773
 • Density 4.0/km2 (10/sq mi)

Trarza (Arabic: ولاية الترارزة‎‎) is a region in southwest Mauritania. Its capital is Rosso. Other major cities and towns include Mederdra and Boutilimit.

Departments of Trarza

Trarza is divided into six departments:


Trarza borders the regions of Inchiri and Adrar to the north, Brakna to the east, and the country of Senegal to the south. Its western coastline on the Atlantic Ocean is interrupted only by the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, which the region completely surrounds.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brinkhoff, Thomas. "Mauritania". City Population. Retrieved 2015-06-14. 

Coordinates: 17°59′N 14°44′W / 17.983°N 14.733°W / 17.983; -14.733