Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra
|Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra|
العيون بوجدور الساقية الحمراء
The Cathedral of Laayoune, the regional capital and largest settlement.]]
Location in Morocco
|• Total||139,480 km2 (53,850 sq mi)|
|• Density||2.2/km2 (5.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||WEST (UTC+1)|
Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra (Arabic: العيون بوجدور الساقية الحمراء) was one of the sixteen regions of Morocco from 1997 to 2015. It was mainly located in the disputed territory of Western Sahara, covered an area of 139,480 square kilometres (53,850 sq mi) and had a population of 301,744 (2004 census). Its capital was Laayoune. In September 2015, the region was combined with Es-Semara Province in Guelmim-Es Semara to form the new region of Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra.
The Moroccan and Western Saharan territories of the region were bordered to the east by the Moroccan and Western Saharan territories, respectively, of the region of Guelmim-Es Semara. To the south was the region of Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira, entirely within the Western Sahara. The east of the region bordered the Mauritanian region of Tiris Zemmour. Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra had a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, facing the Spanish Canary Islands.
The region was consisted of the following provinces:
Municipalities by population (2004 census)
- Laayoune, Laâyoune Province: 179,542
- Boujdour, Boujdour Province: 36,731
- El Marsa, Laâyoune Province: 10,229
- Tarfaya, Tarfaya Province: 5,615
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- "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004" (PDF). Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
- Maaroufi, Youssef. "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat 2004".
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