WikiProject Western Sahara
Western Sahara, Africa
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Western Sahara is a disputed territory in Africa at latitude 25°00′36.00″ North, longitude 12°07′48.00″ West.
Western Sahara (Arabic: الصحراء الغربية; transliterated: as-Ṣaḥrā' al-Gharbīyah; Spanish: Sahara Occidental) is a territory of North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria in the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean on the west. Its surface area amounts to 266,000 km2. It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. The largest city is El Aaiún (Laâyoune), which is home to over half of the population of the territory, the whole estimated at just over 500,000.
Western Sahara has been on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories since the 1960s when it was a Spanish colony. The Kingdom of Morocco and the Polisario Front independence movement (and government of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic or SADR) dispute control of the territory.
- El Aaiún (El Aaiún)
- La Güera - Lagouira (Aousserd)
- Bojador - Boujdour (Bojador)
- Es Semara (Es Semara)
- Dakhla (Oued Ed-Dahab)
- Assa (Assa-Zag)
List of refugees camp
In Tindouf province there are five refugees camps with more than 90.000 people
(not to be confused with the cities after which they are named)
List of provinces
|Common Name||Arabic Name||Capital]]||Surface|
|El Aaiún||العيون||El Aaiún||30,000 km2|
|Aousserd||أوسرد||La Güera - Lagouira||65,000 km2|
|Es Semara||السمارة||Es Semara||60,000 km2|
|Bojador||بوجدور||Bojador - Boujdour||40,000 km2|
|Oued Ed-Dahab||وادي الذهب||Dakhla||55,000 km2|