Zug, Western Sahara

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Zug
زوك
Zoug
Municipality and town
Zug is located in Western Sahara
Zug
Zug
Location in Western Sahara
Coordinates: 21°36′47″N 14°8′50″W / 21.61306°N 14.14722°W / 21.61306; -14.14722
Country Western Sahara
Claimed by Morocco Kingdom of Morocco,
 Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Controlled by Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Sahrawi Republic
Government
 • Type Municipality[1]
 • Mayor Nayem Enna Mahayub[2]
Elevation 212 m (696 ft)

Zug (also transliterated "Zoug", "Sug"; Arabic: زوك) is located in the far south-east of Western Sahara, 170 km. from Atar, Mauritania. The only erg or sand sea in Western Sahara (known as "Galb Azefal") is located nearby, where it runs from south-west to north-east from Mauritania into Western Sahara and back into Mauritania, where the border forms a right angle.[3] Zug is located in the part of Western Sahara controlled by the Polisario Front and often referred to as the Liberated Territories.[4] It is the head of the 1st military region of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and holds a SPLA military outpost and a small hospital.

Infrastructure[edit]

On June 2009, three friendship associations from Alicante (Spain) had a meeting with Sahrawi ministers, with the intention of building up a hospital in the town.[5] On September, a solidarity concert with Chambao, Oléfunk & Mario Díaz was held in Altea, with the aim to collect money to finance the project.[6] On November, an agreement between POLISARIO representatives and members of the friendship associations to build up the building was signed.[7] In 2011, the construction works had been finished, only lasting the equipment and the medical supplies to open it.

Culture[edit]

Near Zug there are some Neolithic engravings with geometrical patterns, similar to others found in Chad and southern Morocco.[8]

Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Allocating seats for the liberated territories in Parliament will be considered in the next election (Official)". Sahara Press Service. 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  2. ^ "Visita de un alcalde del Sahara a Zumaia" (in Spanish). El Diario Vasco. 2009-07-23. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  3. ^ Geography Website Archived February 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Report to the Frente Polisario and to Ophir Energy plc on environmental and archaeological work in Western Sahara: November-December 2007[permanent dead link] Nick Brooks
  5. ^ Reunión con ministros Saharauis Dispensario Zug Sahara liberado. June 22, 2009 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Concierto solidario de Chambao en Altea September 9, 2009 (Spanish).
  7. ^ Firma de convenio con el gobierno Saharaui Dispensario Zug Sahara liberado. November 13, 2009 (Spanish)
  8. ^ Cultural Heritage and Conflict: The Threatened Archaeology of Western Sahara Archived July 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Nick Brooks
  9. ^ a b Solidaridad a pie de duna El País, 9 December 1998 (Spanish)
  10. ^ "Aytº de Ajangiz (Bizkaia)" (in Spanish). Euskal Fondoa. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  11. ^ a b c d e Gemellaggi e Patti di Amicizia Regione Toscana - Consiglio Regionale, 27 March 2010 (Italian)
  12. ^ Signature in Toscana of many accords of twining between Italian cities and Saharawi Dairas UPES (Sahara Press Service), 27 October 2007
  13. ^ "Aytº de Lemoiz (Bizkaia)" (in Spanish). Euskal Fondoa. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  14. ^ "Hermanamientos con Dairas" (in Spanish). Asociación Granadina de Amigos de la R.A.S.D. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  15. ^ Maracena Archived January 7, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Ygranada.com
  16. ^ Patricia González (11 July 2008). "La localidad se hermana con el pueblo saharui en el exilio" (in Spanish). El Norte de Castilla. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  17. ^ "Aytº de Plentzia (Bizkaia)" (in Spanish). Euskal Fondoa. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  18. ^ "In arrivo venerdi' 9 settembre le delegazioni delle citta' gemelle: Nel pomeriggio l'incontro di lavoro" (in Italian). Comune di Rosignano Marittimo. 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  19. ^ J.I. Arminio (2008-06-18). "Amigos del desierto" (in Spanish). El Diario Montañés. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  20. ^ "Valdemoro y el municipio saharaui de Zug firman un protocolo de hermanamiento" (in Spanish). Ayuntamiento de Valdemoro. 2007-11-20. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  21. ^ "Aytº de Zegama (Gipuzkoa)" (in Spanish). Euskal Fondoa. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  22. ^ "Aytº de Zierbena (Bizkaia)" (in Spanish). Euskal Fondoa. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  23. ^ "Zumaia" (in Spanish). Zumaiako Udala. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  24. ^ "Aytº de Zumaia (Gipuzkoa)" (in Spanish). Euskal Fondoa. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 21°33′18″N 14°8′52″W / 21.55500°N 14.14778°W / 21.55500; -14.14778