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Western Sahara

The population of the provinces and cities of Western Sahara. 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

 NameAbbr.CapitalArea
A (km²)
Population
C 1982-09-03
Population
C 1994-09-02
Population
C 2004-09-02
Population
P 2007-07-01
Population
P 2011-07-01
iAousserdAOULagouira65,000Oued Ed-Dahab2,50720,51336,00051,0006500000
iAssa Zag [Southern Part]ASS 5,000...1,8289,56212,00014,000500000
iBoujdourBOUBoujdour40,0008,48121,69146,12957,00062,5004000000
iEs SemaraSEMEs Semara60,00020,48039,72660,42667,00075,0006000000
iLaâyoune [Southern Part] {Laayoune}LAALaâyoune30,000113,411147,575201,570218,000231,5003000000
iOued Ed-DahabOEDDakhla55,00021,49634,24478,85499,000121,0005500000
 Western SaharaESHLaâyoune252,120163,868252,146417,000489,000555,000

The presented 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.

Major Cities

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

Contents: Cities

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