Western Sahara - HowStuffWorks

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Country (long form) none
Capital none
Total Area 102,703.17 sq mi
266,000.00 sq km
(about the size of Colorado)
Population 250,559 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 572,433
Languages Hassaniya Arabic, Moroccan Arabic
Literacy N/A% total, N/A% male, N/A% female
Religions Muslim
Life Expectancy N/A
Government Type legal status of territory and question of sovereignty unresolved
Currency 1 Moroccan dirham (DH) = 100 centimes
GDP (per capita) N/A
Industry phosphate mining, handicrafts
Agriculture fruits and vegetables (grown in the few oases); camels, sheep, goats (kept by nomads)
Arable Land 0%
Natural Resources phosphates, iron ore
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Geography of the Western Sahara

Western Sahara, formerly Spanish Sahara, a region in northwestern Africa. It makes up the southernmost provinces of Morocco.

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Desert, an arid region with little or no vegetation. The word comes from a Latin word meaning abandoned or forsaken, signifying lack of human habitation.