The Municipality of Tékane is located southwest of the Mauritania and east of Rosso. It depends on the region of Trarza (Rosso), capital of the region. Created by decree n ° 69.299 of September 4, 1969, the district of Tékane of which Tékane village is the chief town is attached to the moughataa (department) of R'Kiz. The population of the Municipality of Tékane is estimated at 22,041 inhabitants [source: wikipedia and Mauritania - ONS]. It is made up of 66 localities and has administrative, educational and health infrastructures.