Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab

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Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab
الداخلة - وادي الذهب
Official seal of Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab
Location in Morocco
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 23°0′N 15°0′W / 23.000°N 15.000°W / 23.000; -15.000Coordinates: 23°0′N 15°0′W / 23.000°N 15.000°W / 23.000; -15.000
Country Western Sahara Western Sahara
Capital Dakhla
 • Wali Yanja El Khattat
 • Total 50,800 km2 (19,600 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 142,955
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab (Arabic: الداخلة - وادي الذهب‎) is one of the twelve regions of Morocco.[1] Before September 2015 it was known as Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira (Arabic: 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.[2] The capital is the coastal city of Dakhla, formerly known as Villa Cisneros.

The region comprises two provinces:[3]


  1. ^ "Décret fixant le nom des régions" (pdf). Portail National des Collectivités Territoriales (in French). 2015-02-20. Retrieved 2015-07-11. 
  2. ^ "Population légale d'après les résultats du RGPH 2014 sur le Bulletin officiel N° 6354". Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Wilayas du Royaume". Adresses utiles. Government of Morocco. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 

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