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Basic information about Mauritania
Mauritania /mɔːrɪˈteɪniə/ (Arabic: موريتانيا Mūrītānyā; Berber: Muritanya or Agawej; Wolof: Gànnaar; Soninke: Murutaane; Pulaar: Moritani), officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa. It is the eleventh largest country in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Morocco and the remnants of Western Sahara in the north, Algeria in the northeast, Mali in the east and southeast, and Senegal in the southwest. The country derives its name from the ancient Berber Kingdom of Mauretania, which existed from the 3rd century BC to the 7th century AD, in the far north of modern-day Morocco. Approximately 90% of Mauritania's land is within the Sahara and consequently the population is concentrated in the south, where precipitation is slightly higher. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast, which is home to around one-third of the country's 3.5 million people. The government was overthrown on 6 August 2008, in a military coup d'état led by then-General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. On 16 April 2009, Aziz resigned from the military to run for president in the 19 July elections, which he won. About 20% of Mauritanians live on less than US$1.25 per day. Slavery in Mauritania has been called a major human rights issue, with roughly 4% (155,600 people) of the country's population – proportionally the highest for any country – being enslaved against their will, especially enemies of the government. Additional human rights concerns in Mauritania include female genital mutilation and child labour.Mauritania /mɔːrɪˈteɪniə/ (Arabic: موريتانيا Mūrītānyā; Berber: Muritanya or Agawej; Wolof: Gànnaar; Soninke: Murutaane; Pulaar: Moritani), officially the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa. It is the eleventh largest country in Africa and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Morocco and the remnants of Western Sahara in the north, Algeria in the northeast, Mali in the east and southeast, and Senegal in the southwest. The country derives its name from the ancient Berber Kingdom of Mauretania, which existed from the 3rd century BC to the 7th century AD, in the far north of modern-day Morocco. Approximately 90% of Mauritania's land is within the Sahara and consequently the population is concentrated in the south, where precipitation is slightly higher. The capital and largest city is Nouakchott, located on the Atlantic coast, which is home to around one-third of the country's 3.5 million people. The government was overthrown on 6 August 2008, in a military coup d'état led by then-General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. On 16 April 2009, Aziz resigned from the military to run for president in the 19 July elections, which he won. About 20% of Mauritanians live on less than US$1.25 per day. Slavery in Mauritania has been called a major human rights issue, with roughly 4% (155,600 people) of the country's population – proportionally the highest for any country – being enslaved against their will, especially enemies of the government. Additional human rights concerns in Mauritania include female genital mutilation and child labour.
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TrarzaTrarza (Arabic: ولاية الترارزة‎‎) is a region in southwest Mauritania. Its capital is Rosso. Other major cities and towns include Mederdra and Boutilimit. Trarza is divided into six departments: \n* Boutilimit \n* Keur Massene \n* Mederdra \n* Ouad Naga \n* R'Kiz \n* RossoShow on map
Tiris ZemmourTiris Zemmour (Arabic: ولاية تيرس زمور‎‎) is the northern-most region of Mauritania. Its capital is Zouérat. Other major cities/towns include F'dérik and Bir Moghrein. The region borders Algeria to the north-east, Mali to east, the Mauritanian region of Adrar to the south and Western Sahara to west and north-west. Tiris Zemmour is divided into 3 departments: \n* Bir Moghrein \n* F'Derik \n* ZouératShow on map
TagantTagant (Arabic: ولاية تكانت‎‎) is a region in south-central Mauritania named for the Tagant Plateau. Its capital is Tidjikdja. Other major cities/towns include Tichit and Rachid, Nbeika. The region borders the Mauritanian regions of Adrar to the north, Hodh Ech Chargui to the east, Hodh El Gharbi and Assaba to the south and Brakna to the west.The Aoukar basin, which formerly gave name to the greater region, is located in the southern part of Tagant.Show on map
NouakchottWilaya de Nouakchott is a government administrative building located in Nouakchott, Mauritania. It is located on the Avenue Gamal Abdel Nasser, just west of the headquarters of Air Mauritania and opposite the headquarters of Radio Nationale.Show on map
InchiriInchiri (Arabic: ولاية إينشيري‎‎) is a region in western Mauritania. Its capital 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. According to the World Health Organization, there is a malaria risk during the rainy season, which lasts from July to October. President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was born and raised in Akjoujt, the capital and only city in Inchiri.Show on map
Hodh El GharbiHodh El Gharbi (Arabic: ولاية الحوض الغربي‎‎) is a region in southern Mauritania, with an area of 53,400 square km. The population at the 2013 Census was 294,109. Its capital is Aïoun (formerly called Ayound el Atrrous). The region borders the Mauritanian regions of Tagant to the north, Hodh Ech Chargui to the east and Assaba to the west. To the south in borders Mali, and a part of Malian territory protrudes into the region. The Aoukar basin, which formerly gave name to a greater region, is located in the northern and central part of Hodh El Gharbi, extending eastwards.Show on map
Hodh ech CharguiHodh Ech Chargui (Arabic: ولاية الحوض الشرقي‎‎) is a large region in eastern Mauritania, with an area of 182,700 km2. Its capital is Néma, but the largest town, in Bassiknou Department, is Vassale at the extreme southeast of Mauritania, with 65,927 inhabitants at the 2013 Census. The region borders the Mauritanian regions of Adrar, Tagant and Hodh El Gharbi to the west and Mali to the east and south.The Aoukar basin, which formerly gave name to the greater region, is located in the southwestern part of Hodh El Gharbi.Show on map
GuidimakaGuidimaka (Arabic: ولاية كيدي ماغة‎‎) is the southern-most region of Mauritania. Its capital is Sélibaby. The region borders the Mauritanian region of Assaba to the north-east, Mali to the south-east, Senegal to the south-west and the Mauritanian Gorgol Region to the west. Guidimaka is divided into 2 departments: \n* Ould Yenge \n* SelibabyShow on map
GorgolGorgol (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. Gorgol is divided into 4 departments: \n* Kaedi \n* M'Bout \n* Maghama \n* MonguelShow on map
Dakhlet NouadhibouDakhlet Nouadhibou Region (Arabic: ولاية داخلت نواذيبو‎‎; Wilayat Dakhlet Nouadhibou is an administrative division of Mauritania. Its capital is Nouadhibou.Show on map
BraknaBrakna (Arabic: ولاية البراكنة‎‎) is a region in south-west Mauritania. Its capital is Aleg. Other major cities/towns include Boghé. The region borders the Mauritanian region of Tagant to the north-east, the Mauritanian regions of Assaba and Gorgol to the south-east, Senegal to the south-west and the Mauritanian region of Trarza to the north-west.The Sénégal River runs along the region's border with Senegal.Show on map
AssabaAssaba (Arabic: ولاية العصابة‎‎) is a region in southern Mauritania, covering an area of 36,600 square km. It had a population of 325,897 at the 2013 Census. Its capital is Kifa. Other major cities/towns include Guerou. The region borders the Mauritanian regions of Brakna and Tagant to the north, the Mauritanian region of Hodh El Gharbi to the east, Mali to the south, and the Mauritanian regions of Gorgol and Guidimaka to the west. The Aoukar basin, which formerly gave name to the greater region, is located in the north and the east of the central part of Assaba.Show on map
AdrarAdrar (Arabic: ولاية آدرار‎‎) is a large administrative region in Mauritania, named for the Adrar Plateau. The capital is Atar. Other major towns include Choum, Chinguetti and Ouadane. The region borders Western Sahara and the Mauritanian region of Tiris Zemmour to the north, Mali and the Mauritanian region of Hodh Ech Chargui to the east, the Mauritanian regions of Trarza and Tagant to the south and the Mauritanian region of Inchiri to the west.Show on map