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Western Sahara is a disputed territory in the Maghreb region of North Africa, partially controlled by the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and partially Moroccan-occupied, bordered by Morocco proper to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

Languages: Arabic (Morrocan and Hassania), Spanish, and Berber

Ethnic Groups: Indigenous Sahrawi, Arab, and Berber

Belief Systems: 99.4% Muslim (Sunni Islam)


Population: 585270 people (World Rank: 171st) (2013 estimate)
Population Density: 5.7 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 239th) (2013 estimate)
Population Growth: 3.72 %/yr (World Rank: 1st) (2010 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 67.8 years (World Rank: 166th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 27.2 years (World Rank: 94th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Western Sahara

World Factbook


Current News About Western Sahara
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Western Sahara - Facts and Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Western Sahara
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