Gorgol Region

Coordinates: 16°03′N 12°49′W / 16.050°N 12.817°W / 16.050; -12.817
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ولاية كركول
Coordinates: 16°03′N 12°49′W / 16.050°N 12.817°W / 16.050; -12.817
Country Mauritania
 • Total13,600 km2 (5,300 sq mi)
 (2013 census)
 • Total335,917
 • Density25/km2 (64/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0
 • Summer (DST)not observed
HDI (2017)0.429[1]

Gorgol (Arabic: ولاية كركول) is a region in southern Mauritania. Its capital is Kaédi. The Gorgol River is an important part of the landscape. Other major cities/towns in the region are Mbout and Maghama. The region borders the Mauritanian regions of Brakna and Assaba to the north, the Mauritanian region of Guidimaka to the southeast, and Senegal to the southwest. The Senegal River runs along the region's border with Senegal.

As of 2013, the population of the region was 335,917, compared to 310,656 in 2011. Elections for the region's government are had every five years. On account of the political instability in the region, the last elections were held in 2006.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.