Western Sahara Basicamenta is covered by the Sahara desert, which is the largest in the world.
- The landscape is mostly low
- Flat desert (it is one of the most arid and inhospitable of the planet).
- There are some small mountains in the south and northeast.
- There are few rivers called "waids", but they are just simple depressions.
The sahara dunes take on varied and complex forms. few examples below:
- Crescent dunes
- Linear dunes
- Transverse dunes
- Star dunes
- Dome dunes
The climate in Western Sahara is typically hot, with dry deserts, rainfall is rare to appear, cold offshore, and the air sometimes produces fog and heavy dew.
The country shares borders with Mauritania and Morocco. Also shares it with Algeria to the northeast. On the other hand also is the Atlantic Ocean that acts like a natural border.
The rivers and lakes in western Sahara are scarce more when it comes to drinking water. The river "Nile" and the "Niger" river that pass through the country are of drinking water. On the other side now with the lakes, there are around 20 in the country, but only one is for drinking water and that is "Lake Chad". The other lakes contain briny stew of undrikable water.
We ended up with "Location", now it's the turn of our second geographic theme in the list, "Place".
The definition of "Place" is the physical and human aspects of a location.
This entry list country's mineral , Petroleum, Phosphate, Iron, Hydropower and other resources of comercial importance.
The agricultural sector in the Sahara region is an oasis kind mainly based on animal postoral production type associated with activities of irrigated agriculturein the oases.
- Total area of the Sahara region 24 million ha, including 130 ha of agricultura land.
- Irrigated is 500 ha devoted mainly to crops and vegetables
Since the disengagement of the Spanish forces in 1976, the Polisario proclaimed the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, as the state that represents the territory. Morocco controls most of the territory and administers it as its Southern Provinces, while the Polisario Front controls the remainder. The flag used in the area controlled by the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic consists of a black, white, and green horizontal tricolor charged with a red star and crescent in the center stripe and a red triangle at the hoist. Morocco uses their national flag, a red flag charged with the Star of Solomon colored in green, in areas they control.
In the waning days of General Franco's rule, and after the Green March, the Spanish government signed a tripartite agreement with Morocco and Mauritania as it moved to transfer the territory on 14 November 1975. The accords were based on a bipartite administration, and Morocco and Mauritania each moved to annex the territories, with Morocco taking control of the northern two-thirds of Western Sahara as its Southern Provinces, and Mauritania taking control of the southern third as Tiris al-Gharbiyya. Spain terminated its presence in Spanish Sahara within three months, repatriating Spanish remains from its cemeteries.
The Moroccan and Mauritanian annexations were resisted by the Polisario Front, which had gained backing from Algeria. It initiated guerrilla warfare and, in 1979, Mauritania withdrew due to pressure from Polisario, including a bombardment of its capital and other economic targets. Morocco extended its control to the rest of the territory. It gradually contained the guerrillas by setting up the extensive sand-berm in the desert (known as the Border Wall or Moroccan Wall) to exclude guerrilla fighters. Hostilities ceased in a 1991 cease-fire, overseen by the peacekeeping mission MINURSO, under the terms of a UN Settlement Plan.
Transport in Western Sahara is very limited by sea, road and air with camels being the primary means of transport in the desert area. Road transport by buses remain the major mode of transportation. The longest conveyor belt in the world is 100 kilometres (62 mi) long, from the phosphate mines of Bu Craa to the coast south of Laayoune. The belt moves about 2,000 metric tons of rock containing phosphate every hour from the mines to El-Aaiun, where it is loaded and shipped.
Western Sahara Travel
Now I will give my opinion because I think that you should travel to Western Sahara. First and what I consider more attractive, crossing the Sahara Desert on camels, no doubt that would be incredible. I would also like to see famous structures of El-Aaiun. Seeing the different types of dunes would also be cool. And to conclude returning to the desert of the Sahara to do sand-boarding (like snow-boarding) and return to travel the desert in an ATV.