The Western Sahara(el Sáhara Occidental) By: Mikaela Nelson
Map of the Western Sahara • The Western Sahara is located on the continent of Africa.
Map of Africa & The Square Miles • The Western Sahara measures 102,700 Sq. miles.
The Capital Of Western Sahara & Its Flag • The capital of The Western Sahara is Al-Ayun • The Western Sahara Flag
The Population Size of the Western Sahara • It has approximately 341,000 people
Official Currency of Western Sahara & Principle Products • Currency is Moroccan dirham (MAD) • Their principal products are Iron ore and phosphates
Type of Government They Have • legal status of territory and issue of sovereignty unresolved; territory contested by Morocco and Polisario Front (Popular Front for the Liberation of the Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro), which in February 1976 formally proclaimed a government-in-exile, the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), near Tindouf, Algeria, led by President Mohamed ABDELAZIZ; territory partitioned between Morocco and Mauritania in April 1976 when
Spain withdrew, with Morocco acquiring northern two-thirds; Mauritania, under pressure from Polisario guerrillas, abandoned all claims to its portion in August 1979; Morocco moved to occupy that sector shortly thereafter and has since asserted administrative control; the Polisario's government-in-exile was seated as an Organization of African Unity (OAU) member in 1984;
Morocco between 1980 and 1987 built a fortified sand berm delineating the roughly 80 percent of Western Sahara west of the barrier that currently is controlled by Morocco; guerrilla activities continued sporadically until a UN-monitored cease-fire was implemented on 6 September 1991 (Security Council Resolution 690) by the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)
Main Tourist Attractions • Tarfaya: The Beach • Tarfaya: The Seaside • Tarfaya: Downtown • Dchira
The territory is phosphate-rich and believed to have offshore oil deposits. Most of it has been under Moroccan control since 1976. • Western Sahara fell under Spanish rule in 1884, becoming a Spanish province in 1934. Nationalism emerged in the 1960s, as nomadic Saharans, or Saharawis, settled in the region.
Type of Music • La Zarzamora • Pena, penita, pena • Ojos verdes • Almudena • Malagueña • Arrorró • Eres alta y delgada
Works Cited • http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=1006022212152 • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14115273 • http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Africa/Western_Sahara/Things_To_Do-Western_Sahara-TG-C-1.html • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/wi.html