Western Sahara

Western Sahara is an area on the west coast of . A former Spanish colony, its governance is disputed between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, but most of it is controlled by Morocco.

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El Aaiun is the biggest city in Western Sahara, located in the northern part of the country. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Dakhla is a city in Western Sahara, a disputed territory currently administered by Morocco. Photo: YoTuT, CC BY 2.0.

was, with , one of the two territories that formed the province of Spanish Sahara after 1969; it had been taken as a Spanish colonial possession in the late 19th century. Photo: YoTuT, CC BY 2.0.

is a city in the -controlled part of Western Sahara, with a population of 57,035 recorded in the 2014 Moroccan census. Photo: Bertramz, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Cape Bojador is a headland on the northern coast of Western Sahara, at 26° 07' 37"N, 14° 29' 57"W, as well as the name of the large nearby town with a population of 42,651. Photo: Rui Ornelas, CC BY 2.0.

was, with , one of the two territories that formed the province of Spanish Sahara after 1969. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a small town or village in the -administered part of the territory of Western Sahara.

Akhfennir is a small town in , in the region of .

Western Sahara

Latitude of center
24.8° or 24° 48' north
Longitude of center
-13° or 13° west
Population
513,000
Elevation
237 metres (778 feet)
Capital
El-Aaiun
Area
266,000 km² (102,703 miles²)
Currency
Dirham (MAD)
Phone code
212
Internet domain
.eh
Open­Street­Map ID
node 2000314677
Geo­Names ID
2461445
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Aneẓruf Utrim
  • Achinese: Sahara Barat
  • Afar: Batıs Saxara
  • Afrikaans: Wes-Sahara
  • Albanian: Sahara Perëndimore
  • Albanian: Saharaja Perëndimore
  • Amharic: ምዕራባዊ ሣህራ
  • Amharic: ምዕራባዊ ሳህራ
  • Arabic: Katundan Sahara
  • Arabic: الصحراء الغربية
  • Arabic: صحراء غربية
  • Arabic: لصحراء الغربية
  • Aragonese: Sahara Occidental
  • Armenian: Արեվմտյան Սահարա
  • Armenian: Արևմտյան Սահարա
  • Arpitan: Sahara occidentâl
  • Asturian: Sáḥara Occidental
  • Avaric: Taltefa Saxara
  • Azerbaijani: Qərb Sahara
  • Azerbaijani: Qərbi Sahara
  • Bashkir: Көнбайыш Сахара
  • Basque: Mendebaldeko Sahara
  • Belarusian: Заходняя Сахара
  • Bengali: পশ্চিম সাহারা
  • Bengali: পশ্চিমী সাহারা
  • Bhojpuri: पच्छिमी सहारा
  • Bishnupriya: ৱেস্টার্ন সাহারা
  • Bosnian: Zapadna Sahara
  • Breton: Sahara ar C'hornôg
  • Breton: Sahara ar Cʼhornôg
  • Bulgarian: Западна Сахара
  • Burmese: အနောက်ပိုင်း ဆာဟာရ
  • Catalan: República Àrab Saharauí Democràtica
  • Catalan: Sàhara Occidental
  • Cebuano: Kasadpang Sahara
  • Cebuano: Río de Oro
  • Cebuano: Western Sahara
  • Central Bikol: Sulnupan na Sahara
  • Central Kurdish: سەحرای ڕۆژاوا
  • Chechen: Сахара Iарбойн Халкъа куьйгаллийца йолу Пачхьалкх
  • Chinese: Sai Sahara
  • Chinese: 西撒哈拉
  • Cornish: Sahara West
  • Crimean Tatar: Ğarbiy Sahara
  • Crimean Tatar: Ğarbiy Sahra
  • Croatian: Zapadna Sahara
  • Czech: Západní Sahara
  • Danish: Vestsahara
  • Dhivehi: ހުޅަނގު ސަހަރާ
  • Dimli (individual language): Sehraya Rocawani
  • Dotyali: पश्चिमी सहारा
  • Dutch: EH
  • Dutch: ESH
  • Dutch: Westelijke Sahara
  • Egyptian Arabic: الصحرا الغربيه
  • English: EH
  • English: Spanish Sahara
  • English: Spanish Western Sahara
  • English: West-Sahara
  • English: West Sahara
  • English: 🇪🇭
  • Esperanto: Okcidenta Saharo
  • Estonian: Lääne-Sahara
  • Ewe: Yetoɖoƒe Sahara
  • Ewe: Ɣetoɖoƒe Sahara nutome
  • Extremaduran: Sáhara Ociental
  • Faroese: Vestursahara
  • Fiji Hindi: Western Sahara
  • Finnish: Länsi-Sahara
  • French: Sahara Occidental
  • French: Sahara occidental
  • Gagauz: Günbatısı Sahara
  • Galician: Sahara Occidental
  • Galician: Sáhara Occidental
  • Georgian: დასავლეთი საჰარა
  • German: EH
  • German: Westsahara
  • Greek: Δυτική Σαχάρα
  • Greek: Λαοκρατική Αραβική Δημοκρατία της Σαχάρας
  • Guarani: Kuarahyreike Saára
  • Gujarati: પશ્ચિમી સહારા
  • Gujarati: વેસ્ટર્ન સહારા
  • Haitian: Sahara oksidantal
  • Hakka Chinese: Sî Sahara
  • Hausa: Sahara Komohana
  • Hausa: Sî Sahara
  • Hawaiian: Sahara Komohana
  • Hebrew: סהרה המערבית
  • Hindi: पश्चिमी सहारा
  • Hungarian: Nyugat-Szahara
  • Hungarian: Szaharai Arab Demokratikus Köztársaság
  • Icelandic: Vestur-Sahara
  • Iloko: Akinlaud a Sahara
  • Indonesian: Sahara Barat
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Sahara Occidental
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Sahara occidental
  • Interlingue: West-Sahara
  • Irish: An Sahára Thiar
  • Italian: Sahara Occidentale
  • Jamaican Creole English: Westan Sa'aara
  • Japanese: 西サハラ
  • Javanese: Sahara Kulon
  • Kabiyè: Sahara Wɩsɩ ɖɩɖʊyɛ
  • Kabyle: Aneẓruf Utrim
  • Kalaallisut: Sahara Killiit
  • Kannada: ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಸಹಾರ
  • Kannada: ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಸಹಾರಾ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Batıs Saxara
  • Kazakh: Батыс Сахара
  • Khmer: សាហារ៉ាខាងលិច
  • Korean: 서사하라
  • Kotava: Taltefa Saxara
  • Kurdish: Sahraya Rojava
  • Kurdish: ڕۆژاوای سەحرا
  • Ladino: Sahara Oksidental
  • Lao: Akinlaud a Sahara
  • Lao: ຊາຮາລາຕະເວັນຕົກ
  • Latin: Sahara Occidentalis
  • Latvian: Rietumsahāra
  • Ligurian: Sahara Oççidentâ
  • Limburgan: Westeleke Sahara
  • Lingala: Sahara ya Limbɛ
  • Lingala: Sahara ya límbe
  • Lithuanian: Vakarų Sachara
  • Lower Sorbian: Pódwjacorna Sahara
  • Macedonian: Западна Сахара
  • Malagasy: Sahara Andrefana
  • Malay: Sahara Barat
  • Malayalam: പശ്ചിമ സഹാറ
  • Maltese: Sahara tal-Punent
  • Maltese: Saħara tal-Punent
  • Marathi: पश्चिम सहारा
  • Mazanderani: صحرا
  • Min Dong Chinese: Să̤ Sahara
  • Min Nan Chinese: Sai Sahara
  • Mingrelian: ბჟადალი საჰარა
  • Mongolian: Баруун Сахар
  • Navajo: Kéyah Sahééwa Eʼeʼaahjí Siʼánígíí
  • Nepali: पश्चिमी सहारा
  • Nepali: पश्चिमी साहारा
  • Northern Luri: سٱئرا ٱفتۉنشین
  • Northern Luri: صأحرا أفتونئشین
  • Northern Sami: Oarje-Sahára
  • Norwegian: Vest-Sahara
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Vest-Sahara
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Vest-Sahara
  • Novial: Westi Sahara
  • Occitan (post 1500): Sahara Occidental
  • Oriya: ପଶ୍ଚିମ ସହାରା
  • Oriya: ପଶ୍ଚିମ ସାହାରା
  • Oromo: Sahaaraa Dhihaa
  • Pampanga: Albugang Sahara
  • Pampanga: Sahara Occidental
  • Pampanga: Sahara Oksidental
  • Panjabi: ਪੱਛਮੀ ਸਹਾਰਾ
  • Pedi: Western Sahara
  • Persian: صحرای غربی
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Western Sahara
  • Polish: Sahara Zachodnia
  • Portuguese: Saara Ocidental
  • Portuguese: eh
  • Quechua: Kunti Sahara
  • Romanian: Sahara Occidentală
  • Romansh: Sahara Occidentala
  • Russian: Вади-Захаб
  • Russian: Западная Сахара
  • Russian: Золотая речка
  • Russian: Испанская Сахара
  • Russian: Красный ручей
  • Russian: Рио-де-Оро
  • Russian: Сегиет-эль-Хамра
  • Sakizaya: West sahara
  • Sardinian: Sahara Otzidentale
  • Scots: Wastren Sahara
  • Scottish Gaelic: Sathara an Iar
  • Serbian: Западна Сахара
  • Serbo-Croatian: EH
  • Serbo-Croatian: Zapadna Sahara
  • Shan: သႃႇႁႃႇရႃႇ ပွတ်းဝၼ်းတူၵ်း
  • Sicilian: Sahara Uccidintali
  • Sindhi: مغربي صحارا
  • Sinhala: බටහිර සහරා
  • Sinhala: බටහිර සහරාව
  • Slovak: Západná Sahara
  • Slovenian: Zahodna Sahara
  • South Azerbaijani: غربی صحرا
  • Spanish: El Sáhara Español
  • Spanish: Province of Sahara
  • Spanish: Provincia del Sáhara
  • Spanish: Provincia del Sáhara Español
  • Spanish: RASD
  • Spanish: República Árabe Saharaui Democrática
  • Spanish: Sahara Occidental
  • Spanish: Sáhara Occidental
  • Sundanese: Sahara Kulon
  • Swahili: Sahara Magharibi
  • Swahili: Sahara ya Magharibi
  • Swedish: Västsahara
  • Swiss German: Westsahara
  • Tagalog: Kanluraning Sahara
  • Tajik: Саҳрои Ғарбӣ
  • Tamil: மேற்கு சகாரா
  • Tamil: மேற்கு சஹாரா
  • Tatar: Көнбатыш Сахара
  • Telugu: పడమటి సహారా
  • Telugu: పశ్చిమ సహారా
  • Telugu: వెస్టర్న్ సహారా
  • Thai: ซาฮาราตะวันตก
  • Thai: เวสเทิร์นสะฮารา
  • Tibetan: ནུབ་ས་ཧ་ར།
  • Tigrinya: ምዕራባዊ ሳህራ
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Sahala fakahihifo
  • Tosk Albanian: Westsahara
  • Tsonga: Western Sahara
  • Tunisian Arabic: الصحرا الغربية
  • Turkish: Batı Sahara
  • Turkish: Batı Sahra
  • Uighur: غەربىي ساھارا
  • Ukrainian: Західна Сахара
  • Upper Sorbian: Zapadna Sahara
  • Urdu: مغربی صحارا
  • Uzbek: Gʻarbiy Sahroi Kabir
  • Uzbek: Gʻarbiy sahroi kabir
  • Vietnamese: Tây Sahara
  • Volapük: Vesüda-Saharän
  • Walloon: Sara coûtchantrece
  • Waray (Philippines): Katundan Sahara
  • Welsh: Gorllewin Sahara
  • Welsh: Gorllewin y Sahara
  • Western Frisian: Westlike Sahara
  • Western Mari: Вадывел Сахара
  • Western Panjabi: لیندا صحرا
  • Wolof: Sahara gu Sowwu
  • Wu Chinese: 西撒哈拉
  • Yakut: Арҕаа Саhаара
  • Yakut: Арҕаа Сахаара
  • Yoruba: Apáìwọ̀orùn Sàhárà
  • Yue Chinese: 西撒哈拉
  • Zeeuws: Westelijke Sahara
  • Zulu: i-Western Sahara
  • El Sáhara
  • Provincia Española de Sáhara

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