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    Western Sahara Geography - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Mauritania and Morocco


      Geographic coordinates: 24 30 N, 13 00 W


      Map references: Africa


      Area: total: 266,000 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 266,000 sq km


      Area - comparative: about the size of Colorado


      Land boundaries: total: 2,046 km
      border countries: Algeria 42 km, Mauritania 1,561 km, Morocco 443 km


      Coastline: 1,110 km


      Maritime claims: contingent upon resolution of sovereignty issue


      Climate: hot, dry desert; rain is rare; cold offshore air currents produce fog and heavy dew


      Terrain: mostly low, flat desert with large areas of rocky or sandy surfaces rising to small mountains in south and northeast


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Sebjet Tah -55 m
      highest point: unnamed location 463 m


      Natural resources: phosphates, iron ore


      Land use: arable land: 0%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 100% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: NA sq km


      Natural hazards: hot, dry, dust/sand-laden sirocco wind can occur during winter and spring; widespread harmattan haze exists 60% of time, often severely restricting visibility


      Environment - current issues: sparse water and lack of arable land


      Environment - international agreements: party to: none of the selected agreements
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements


      Geography - note: the waters off the coast are particularly rich fishing areas


      NOTE: The information regarding Western Sahara on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Western Sahara Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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