Western Sahara , is a disputed territory in North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its surface area amounts to 266,000 square kilometres . It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. The population is estimated at just over 500,000, many of whom live in El Aaiún , the largest city in Western Sahara. A colony of Spain since the late 19th century, the Western Sahara has been on the United Nations list of non-self-governing...
|Founded:||November 14, 1975|
|Currency:||Moroccan dirham, Algerian dinar, Mauritanian ouguiya|
|Area:||102,703.2 sq. mi.|
|Also known as:||Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic|