|Government||Territory contested by Morocco and Polisario Front (Popular Front for the Liberation of the Saguia el-Hamra and Río de Oro)|
|Area||266,000 sq km|
|Population||273,008 (July 2006 est.)|
|Language||Hassānīya Arabic, Moroccan Arabic, Castillian Spanish, spoken by the small Spanish expatriate community|
|Religion||Sunni Muslim (Maliki school)|
|Electricity||127-220V/50Hz (European plug)|
|Internet TLD||.eh reserved, but unassigned|
Western Sahara is an area in North Africa bordering the Atlantic Ocean, between Mauritania and Morocco. Its governance is disputed between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), but the majority of it is occupied by Morocco.