Map - Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira (Oued ed Dahab-Lagouira)

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Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira (Oued ed Dahab-Lagouira)

Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab (الداخلة - وادي الذهب) is one of the twelve regions of Morocco. Before September 2015 it was known as Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira (وادي الذهب لكويرة). It is situated in the disputed territory of Western Sahara, considered by Morocco to be the southern part of the country. The Polisario Front and other independence-seeking Sahrawis consider this to be a part of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. The United Nations and most countries do not recognize either Moroccan sovereignty over the area, or the self-declared Sahrawi republic.

The region covers an area of 50,880 km² and had a population of 142,955 according to the 2014 census. The capital is the coastal city of Dakhla, formerly known as Villa Cisneros.

The region comprises two provinces:

* Aousserd Province

* Oued Ed-Dahab Province

 

Map - Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira (Oued ed Dahab-Lagouira)

Latitude / Longitude : 22° 50' 47" N / 14° 42' 45" W | Time zone : UTC+0 | Currency : MAD | Telephone : 212  

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Morocco (المغرب; ; Maroc), officially the Kingdom of Morocco (المملكة المغربية; ; Royaume du Maroc), is a country located in the Maghreb region of North West Africa with an area of 710,850 km2. Its capital is Rabat, the largest city Casablanca. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Morocco claims the areas of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, all of them under Spanish jurisdiction.

Since the foundation of the first Moroccan state by Idris I in 788 AD, the country has been ruled by a series of independent dynasties, reaching its zenith under the Almoravid and Almohad dynasties, spanning parts of Iberia and northwestern Africa. The Marinid and Saadi dynasties continued the struggle against foreign domination, allowing Morocco to remain the only northwest African country to avoid Ottoman occupation. The Alaouite dynasty, which rules to this day, seized power in 1631. In 1912, Morocco was divided into French and Spanish protectorates, with an international zone in Tangier. It regained its independence in 1956, and has since remained comparatively stable and prosperous by regional standards.
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