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Location of the administrative region of Gorgol in Mauritania
Departments in Gorgol

Gorgol ( Arabic ولاية كركول, DMG Wilāyat Kurkūl ) is the fifth administrative region in Mauritania . It is located in the south of the country and only extends over a small area.

The capital is Kaédi ; The cities of M'Bout and Maghama are also in the region . Gorgol is divided into the four departments M'Bout , Kaédi , Maghama and Monguel .

Within Mauritania, Gorgol is adjacent to the administrative regions of Brakna in the west, Assaba in the east and Guidimaka in the southeast. To the southwest, Gorgol borders Senegal , the border being determined by the Senegal River .

A 2017 population estimate in Gorgol assumed 358,000 inhabitants.


  • Anthony G. Pazzanita: Gorgol. In Historical dictionary of Mauritania , Scarecrow Press, Lanham (Maryland), Toronto, Plymouth, 3rd edition 2008, pp. 229f, ISBN 9780810855960

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiques Demographiques: Résultats du RGPH 2000 des Wilayas. République Islamique de Mauritanie ( Memento of the original of April 3, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.mauritania.mr
  2. Mauritania: Regions, Cities & Urban Places - Population Statistics in Maps and Tables. Retrieved May 15, 2018 .

Coordinates: 15 ° 58 ′  N , 12 ° 50 ′  W