The capital of the Western Sahara is called El-Aaiún. (Laayoune) The exact location is 27.1253° N, 13.1625° W.
The different landforms you can find are quite unique. One of the unique landforms is the Sahara desert it covers most of the country. The Sahara is the largest desert in the world covering an area of 3.629 million squared miles. Another landform is Cape Bojador. The cape was found in 1494 by Portuguese explorers. European explorers considered this a great discovery for trade. Lahraycha is one of the tallest mountains in the Western Sahara with an elevation of 428 meters.
Sovereignty over Western Sahara is contested between Morocco and the Polisario Front and its legal status remains unresolved. The United Nations considers it to be a "Non-Self-Governing Territory". Formally, Morocco is administered by a bicameral parliament under a constitutional monarchy.
There are many cultural groups in the Western Sahara. The most known are the Sahwari people. There also Berbers and Maghrebi Jews.
A place is an area that is defined by everything in it. All places have features that give them personality and distinguish from other places (Physical and Human).
The Western Sahara is a Sunni Muslim country 99.9% are Sunni Muslim.
Some traditions and holidays are for religious purposes. Such as The tradition of Ramadan where they fast for the whole month. At the close of Ramadan comes the three-day festival of ʿId al-Fitr, commonly known as "Sweet Id." The celebration is a way of thanking Allah for providing Muslims with the strength to have fasted successfully, and it is marked with feasting and gift-giving.
Human environment interaction refers to the ways people change their environment and how the environment changes them.
This is a ground-creeping desert plant that bears inedible gourds roughly the size of small melons. Scientifically named Citrullus colocynthis, this gourd contains a milky sap that used as an antidote to scorpion bites by a local people called the Tuareg. This particular gourd also has detoxing and healing properties. Also Date palms are grown and sold.
One endangered species of the Western Sahara is the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin. It is endangered because it is known to engage in cooperative fishing with Mauritanian fishermen by driving fish towards the shore and into their nets. In other areas of West Africa however, this species is hunted.
Another endangered species is the Sand Cat. The Sand Cat is endangered because The Sand Cats are not endangered because of habitat loss, they are collected for pet trade, and they are hunted for a sport. It is beleived that the Sand Cats population might have been affected by the Golf War. The Sand Cat is classified as endangered, it is so rare that this cat is listed as only having 116 cats of this species living world wide. The Sand Cat is always held in captivity generally in N. American zoos.
A endangered bird in Western Sahara is the Feas Petrel. It is endangered because they are sub species. Only a few hundred are left.
The viability of plant life near oases is threatened due to high populations of domestic animals that graze on insufficient amounts of vegetation. In addition, local inhabitants remove plants for firewood, which ends up being used 30 percent faster than it can be produced. The people living in towns and cities search out firewood as far as 300 kilometers away from their homes. In addition, the development of irrigated water has led to high levels of salt in the soil due to drainage issues.
Most jobs found in the Western Sahara are fishermen, camal herders, and phosphate miners
Movement primarily refers to the translocation of human beings, their goods, and their ideas from one end of the planet to another. Thus, the theme of movement becomes an important part of geographical studies. Movement deals with studies of population immigration, emigration, and distribution in the countries of the world.
The flag of Wetsern Sahara is a combination of the Pan-Arab colors of black, green, white, and red, and the Islamic symbol of the star and crescent. On 27 February 1976 the flag was adopted as the official flag.
Western Sahara hasn't exactly gained its independence because it is a country still colonized and under Moroccan rule. Two thirds of the country is under facto of morroco. The government is also exiled. They however gained some independence from Spain and Spanish rule in 1957.
Their communication system is limited and sparse. Morrocos state-owned broadcaster operates a radio service in El-Aaiún. There are 6 Airports 3 with paved runways. 2 Major sea ports one in El-Aaiún and another in Ad Dakhla.
Wetsern Sahara exports 62 percent of their phosphate. They import fuel for fishing fleet and food.
Mohammed Abdelaziz, the longtime leader of a movement to create an independent state for the indigenous people of Western Sahara, died on Tuesday. He was 68.His death came at a time of renewed friction between Morocco and Algeria over the status of the region after the secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, visited a Sahrawi refugee camp in Algeria and described Morocco’s presence in Western Sahara as an occupation.
Morocco reacted by expelling 84 civilian members of the United Nations peacekeeping mission from its territory, and some Sahrawi leaders have warned of a possible return to conflict between the sides.
The United Nations Security Council on April 29th, 2016 renewed its peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara region for a year with a resolution that placed only mild pressure on Morocco, which in a diplomatic flare-up last month expelled many of the staff members of the mission, crippling its ability to function.
The resolution expressed the “urgent need” for a full restoration of the mission, known by its acronym, Minurso, and called on the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, to report in three months whether it had been returned to “full functionality.”
Western Sahara is full of wonderful things to do. They have wonderful cuisine. There food is foreign and has different influences of different countries. You could try a nice slice of camal or goat meat for dinner or lunch. There are some nice beaches because the Western Sahara is on the coastline of the Atlantic. One beach is tarfaya beach. It has nice ocean blue water to swim in. El Mchaouar is a nice place to learn the history of Western Sahara. This is where the green march took place in Western Sahara. They used this march to get rid of the spaniards and earn some freedom. Spanish fort of Dchira is a historic attraction in Western Sahara. This fort is where the attack of the Liberation Army of Sahrawi took place. The Spanish forces were defeated and thus forcing the colonizers out of the territory. To this day, the fort remains the same and mostly preserved.
Schooling is very different than most. Many don't go to schools. The ones who do get scholarships from schools and different countries. Many are asked to move away from their homes in Western Sahara to be closer to school. The many that don't go to work. This may be a reason as to why there is no literacy rate because most kids who have the knowledge don't stay in Western Sahara. Many countries that offer these scholarships are Latin countries. Kids usually go to work at a young age helping out in phosphate mines or on boats helping with the fishing. Girls usually stay home and take care of younger siblings and help cook and/or clean. Girls dress traditionally to Muslim customs like wearing a hijab and not showing much skin. Boys usually where hats and shorts and shirts as it is hot. They usually listen to pop music or town music. Most giRly participate in traditional dances.