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Western Sahara
(1,225 words)

Al-Jumhuriyah as-Sahra al-Arabiyah ad-Dimuqratiyah (The Sahara Arab Democratic Republic)

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

597,000

Area

270,000 sq. km (100,000 sq. mi)

Population density

2/sq. km (6/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

2.57% (per 1,000: births 19, deaths 5)

Under 15 years

27%

Urban dwellers

87% (2.34% p.a.)

Capital city

Laayoune 243,000

Languages & peoples (World Christian Database)

Mother tongues

75% Hassaniyya Arabic…

Cite this page
“Western Sahara”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02ESH>
First published online: 2020



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