Quick Facts

  • A disputed territory in North Africa
  • Relinquished by Spain in 1975
  • National language: Arabic
  • Population: 570,866
  • Capital: Laayoune (pop. 262,000)
  • Terrain: land of the Sahara noted to be one the most arid, inhospitable on the planet
  • Economy: based largely on fishing
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Current weather conditions: www.weather.com
  • Tips for travel in country: www.travel.state.gov
  • Currency exchange rates: www.xe.com

Government in Power

Since a UN agreement in 1991, most of the territory has been controlled by Morocco with the remainder controlled by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

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