Tagant (from the mazirischen ⵜⴰⴳⴰⵏⵜ Tagant , "forest", Arabic ولاية تكانت, DMG Wilāyat Takānit ) is the eleventh of the fifteen administrative regions in the African state of Mauritania . In 2017, the population was estimated at 82,700.
The region is south-central and is named after the Tagant Plateau . Tagant is enclosed by the other Mauritanian administrative regions Adrar in the north, Hodh Ech Chargui in the east, Hodh El Gharbi and Assaba in the south and Brakna in the west.
The capital is Tidjikja . Another city of importance is Tichitt . Tagant is divided into the three departments Tidjikja , Tichitt and Moudjéria .
- ↑ Mauritania: Regions, Cities & Urban Places - Population Statistics in Maps and Tables. Retrieved May 16, 2018 .
Coordinates: 18 ° 29 ′ N , 10 ° 38 ′ W