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Auserd, Ausert
Rural commune and town
Aousserd is located in Western Sahara
Location in Western Sahara
Coordinates: 22°32′11″N 14°17′9″W / 22.53639°N 14.28583°W / 22.53639; -14.28583Coordinates: 22°32′11″N 14°17′9″W / 22.53639°N 14.28583°W / 22.53639; -14.28583
Territory Western Sahara
Claimed by  Morocco,
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Sahrawi Republic
Controlled by Morocco
Population (2004)
 • Total 5,832
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Aousserd, Ausert or Auserd is a small town and rural commune in Aousserd Province of the Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab region of Western Sahara, disputed between Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and under Moroccan control. The number of permanent structures in Aousserd is low, as many residents follow the traditionally nomadic Bedouin lifestyle of the Sahrawis, passing through the town only temporarily and living in tents. At the time of the 2004 census, the commune had a total population of 5832 people living in 225 households.[1]

South of Tindouf, Algeria, there is a Sahrawi refugee camp named after Aousserd.


  1. ^ "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004" (PDF). Haut-commissariat au Plan, Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 

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