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Western Sahara

Western Sahara (disputed territory)

The territory of Western Sahara is disputed: Most of its parts are currently annexed by Morocco. In contrast, it is also recognized as Democratic Arabian Republic Sahara by many other countries.

Provinces

The population of the provinces of Western Sahara according to census results and projections.

The following population figures do not consider the population in Algerian camps. Furthermore, a separation of the population of Western Sahara and Morocco is difficult and leads to some inconsistencies.

NameAbbr.CapitalArea
A (km²)
Population
Census (C)
1982-09-03
Population
Census (C)
1994-09-02
Population
Census (C)
2004-09-02
Population
Projection (P)
2007-07-01
Population
Projection (P)
2011-07-01
Western SaharaESHLaâyoune252,120163,868252,146417,000489,000555,000
AousserdAOULagouira65,000Oued Ed-Dahab2,50720,51336,00051,0006500000
Assa Zag [Southern Part]ASS 5,000...1,8289,56212,00014,000500000
BoujdourBOUBoujdour40,0008,48121,69146,12957,00062,5004000000
Es SemaraSEMEs Semara60,00020,48039,72660,42667,00075,0006000000
Laâyoune [Southern Part] {Laayoune}LAALaâyoune30,000113,411147,575201,570218,000231,5003000000
Oued Ed-DahabOEDDakhla55,00021,49634,24478,85499,000121,0005500000

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Census (C)
2004-09-02
1LaâyouneLAA183,691
2DakhlaOED58,104
3Es SemaraSEM40,347
4BoujdourBOU36,843

Contents: Cities

The population of the cities in Western Sahara by census years.

NameStatusNativeAdm.Population
Census (C)
1982-09-03
Population
Census (C)
1994-09-02
Population
Census (C)
2004-09-02
Area
Boujdour (Cabo Bojador, Būjaydūr)UComبوجدورBOU3,59715,16736,8430
Dakhla (Ad-Dākhlah)UComالداخلةOED17,30929,83158,1040
El Marsa (Al-Marsā)UComالمرسىLAA...4,33410,2290
Es Semara (Smara, As-Samārah)UComالسمارةSEM17,75328,75040,3470
Laâyoune (El Aaiún, Al-'Ayūn) {Laayoune}UComالعيونLAA93,875136,950183,6910
Lagouira (La Gouèra)UComالكويرةAOU5135093,7260