El Marsa, Western Sahara

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Fishing port of El Marsa

El Marsa is a port city in Western Sahara.[1]

According to the Moroccan authorities, El Marsa belongs to the Laayoune Province in the economic region of Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra. Its population in 2004 is 10,229, the second-largest in the province (behind the regional capital El Aaiún) and third in the region. [2] It has a seaport on the Atlantic Ocean and therefore is also known as Laayoune Plage (French: El Aaiún Port). The town also has a hospital.

El Marsa is to the west of El Aaiún, on the N1, Morocco's main highway, which also goes into the Western Sahara, where it is the last settlement south until Boujdour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Sahara weekly news (07-13.07.2002). ARSO - Association de soutien à un référendum libre et régulier au Sahara Occidental.
  2. ^ http://www.hcp.ma/Recensement-general-de-la-population-et-de-l-habitat-2004_a633.html

Coordinates: 26°08′N 14°30′W / 26.133°N 14.500°W / 26.133; -14.500