Western Sahara

Capital
None

Area
102,703 sq mi
266,000 sq km


Population
261,794 est 2003

Largest city
El Aaiun
pop. 198,200


Languages
Hassaniya Arabic, Moroccan Arabic

Peoples
Saharawi, Arab, Berber

Religion
Islam

Life Expectancy
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA


Literacy
total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA


Suffrage
N/A

Government
Legal status of territory and issue of sovereignty unresolved; territory contested by Morocco and Polisario Front (Popular Front for the Liberation of the Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro)
Territory is a member in The Organization of African Unity with the name Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic and flag shown below.
Formerly Spanish Sahara




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