Guelmim-Es Semara

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Guelmim-Es Semara
كلميم السمارة
Region
Location in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 28°09′N 10°04′W / 28.150°N 10.067°W / 28.150; -10.067Coordinates: 28°09′N 10°04′W / 28.150°N 10.067°W / 28.150; -10.067
Country  Morocco
 Western Sahara
Created 1997
Abolished September 2015
Capital Guelmim
Area
 • Total 122,825 km2 (47,423 sq mi)
Population (2014 census)
 • Total 501,921
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Guelmim-Es Semara (Arabic: كلميم السمارة‎‎) was formerly one of the sixteen regions of Morocco from 1997 to 2015. It covered an area of 122,825 km² and had a population of 501,921 (2014 census).[1] The regional capital was Guelmim.

Geography[edit]

The southern half of Guelmin-Es Semara forms part of the Western Sahara. The region is bordered to the north by Souss-Massa-Drâa and to the west by Laayoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra, with the Algerian province of Tindouf to the east. Its disputed territory in the Western Sahara borders the Mauritanian Tiris Zemmour Region. Guelmin-Es Semara has a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, with the Spanish Canary Islands lying off it. The Draa River, at 1,100 km the longest in Morocco, flows into the Ocean near Tan-Tan.

The region was made up of the following provinces:

Municipalities by population (2004 census)[2][edit]

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