Azawad (Tuareg: ⴰⵣⴰⵓⴷ, Azawd; Arabic: أزواد‎, Azawād; French: Azawad) is territory an umwhile unrecognisit state in North Africae unilaterally declared bi the Naitional Muivement for the Liberation o Azawad (MNLA) in 2012 efter a Tuareg rebellion drove the Malian Airmy frae the territory. Azawad, as claimed by the MNLA, comprises the Malian regions o Timbuktu, Kidal, Gao, as well as a pairt o Mopti Region,[1] encompassin aboot 60 percent o Mali's claimed total land aurie. Azawad borders Burkina Faso tae the sooth, Mauritanie tae the wast an northwast, Algerie tae the north an northeast, an Niger tae the east an sootheast, wi undisputit Mali tae its soothwast. It straddles a portion o the Sahara an the Sahelian zone. Gao is its lairgest ceety an the temporary caipital,[2] while Timbuktu is the seicont lairgest ceety, an intendit taeo be the permanent caipital.


Banner o Azawad
Projection o Azawad in green an soothren Mali in daurk grey
Azawad, as claimit bi the MNLA, in green, wi soothren Mali in daurk grey.
StatusUnrecognizit state
CaipitalTimbuktu (proclaimit)
Gao (proveesional)
Common leidsTuareg leids, Hassānīya Arabic, Songhay, French, Fula
GovrenmentTransitional Cooncil o the State o Azawad
(Conseil de Transition de l'Etat de l'Azawad, CTEA)
• 2012
Bilal Ag Acherif
Vice Preses 
• 2012
Mahamadou Djeri Maïga
6 Aprile 2012
27 Juin 2012
• Faw o Ansongo
12 Julie 2012
Precedit bi

References eedit

  1. "Mali Tuareg rebels control Timbuktu as troops flee". BBC News. 1 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 3 Apryle 2012.
  2. "Tuaregs claim 'independence' from Mali". Al Jazeera. 6 Apryle 2012. Retrieved 6 Apryle 2012.

Freemit airtins eedit

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