Assaba ( Arabic ولاية العصابة, DMG Wilāyat al-ʿAṣāba ) is an administrative region in the south of the West African country of Mauritania . In 2017, the region's population was estimated at 360,200.
The capital of Assaba is Kiffa , another important center is Kankossa . Assaba is divided into the five departments Barkewol , Boumdeid , Guérou , Kankossa and Kiffa .
The region borders in the north on the administrative regions Brakna and Tagant , in the east on Hodh El Gharbi , in the south on neighboring Mali and in the west on Gorgol and Guidimaka .
- ↑ Mauritania: Regions, Cities & Urban Places - Population Statistics in Maps and Tables. Retrieved May 16, 2018 .
Coordinates: 16 ° 40 ′ N , 11 ° 43 ′ W