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Western Sahara Travel Guide

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Capital El Aaiun
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)
Calling Code +212
Internet TLD .eh reserved, but unassigned
Time Zone UTC

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.

None of the content in this guide should be taken as a political endorsement of claims by either side in the dispute over the sovereignty of these territories.


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