List of cities in Western Sahara

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Map of Western Sahara
Location of cities in Western Sahara

The following are cities in Western Sahara, listed by population. Due to an ongoing conflict over the territory, most are controlled by Morocco. The eastern and southern parts are controlled by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

Name Population Status
Transliteration Arabic 1994 census 2004 census[1] Location [2] Administration
El Aaiún (Laâyoune) العيون 136,950 179,542 North West Morocco
Ad-Dakhla (Villa Cisneros) الداخلة 29,831 55,618 North West Morocco
Smara (Semara) السمارة 28,750 33,910 North West Morocco
Cape Bojador (Cabo Boujdour) بو جدور 15,167 36,731 North West Morocco
El Marsa[3] المرسى 4,334 10,229 North West Morocco
Hawza الكويرة 2,940 3,726 North West Morocco
Mahbes المحبس 1,193 131 North West Morocco
Guelta Zemmur گَلتَة زَمُّور 4,716 512 North West Morocco
Bir Anzarane ? 867 1,273 North West Morocco
Tichla ? 290 469 North West Morocco
Ausert (Auserd, Awserd) ? 672 976 North West Morocco
El Aargub ? 1,374 5,020 North West Morocco
Bou Craa بو كرع ? 2,519 North West Morocco
Lagouira (La Güera, La Gouera) الكويرة 509 3,726 South West Mauritania

References[change | change source]

  1. 2004 Morocco Population Census
  2. in relation to the Berm [1]
  3. Cities in Western Sahara: "Under Moroccan administration ... El Marsa"