Boujdour Province

Boujdour Province (Arabic: إقليم بوجدور) is a province in the Moroccan occupied region of Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra, Western Sahara. Its population in 2004 was 46,129.[1] Its major town is Boujdour.[2]

Boujdour
إقليم بوجدور
Province
Route N1 at the exit from Boujdour town
Route N1 at the exit from Boujdour town
Flag of Boujdour
Boujdour (red) in Morocco / Western Sahara
Boujdour (red) in Morocco / Western Sahara
Boujdour is located in Western Sahara
Boujdour
Boujdour
Location in Western Sahara
Coordinates: 26°08′N 14°30′W / 26.133°N 14.500°W / 26.133; -14.500Coordinates: 26°08′N 14°30′W / 26.133°N 14.500°W / 26.133; -14.500
CountryWestern Sahara
SeatBoujdour

Its territory, which is part of Western Sahara claimed by both Morocco and the Polisario Front, has been de facto administered by Morocco since the mid-1970s.

LocationEdit

The prefecture of Boujdour is located in the north of the region of Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra. It covers an area of approximately 43,753 square kilometres (16,893 sq mi).

It is bordered by:

HistoryEdit

The province of Boujdour was created by the dahir establishing the law of 6 August 1976, after the Green March of 1975 leading to the Madrid agreements which divided Western Sahara in two. The Spanish region of Seguia el-Hamra was entrusted to Morocco while that of Río de Oro to Mauritania. Like the provinces of Laâyoune and Es Semara, the province of Boujdour was created on 6 August 1976.[3]

When it was created, the province of Boujdour had 2 circles which included 4 caïdats and the rural communes Bir Anzarane, Oum Dreyga, Boujdour and Gueltat Zemmour.[4]

SubdivisionsEdit

The province is divided administratively into the following:[5]

Name Geographic code Type Households Population (2004) Foreign population Moroccan population Notes
Boujdour 121.01.01. Municipality 8416 36843 6 36837
Guelta Zemmur 121.03.01. Rural commune 95 6740 24 6716
Jraifia 121.03.03. Rural commune 380 1385 0 1385
Lamssid 121.03.05. Rural commune 292 1161 0 1161

PopulationEdit

In 2014 the population was 50,566, of which 42,651 were urban and 7,915 were rural.[6] The town of Boujdour had 42,651 inhabitants, Gueltat Zemmour had 6,383, Jraifa 950 and Lamssid 572.[6] Population growth:[7]

2014 2004 1994 1982
Total 50,566 46,129 21,691 8,481
Urban 42,651 36,843 15,167 3,597
Rural 7,915 9,286 6,524 4,884

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Gazetteer: Bū Jaydūr - profile of geographical entity including name variants". Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2009-07-30.
  2. ^ "World Gazetteer: Bū Jaydūr - largest cities (Per geographical entity)". Archived from the original on 2013-02-10. Retrieved 2009-07-30.
  3. ^ Ouazzani Chahdi, Hassan (1986), "L'organisation administrative des provinces sahariennes", Georges Vedel présente : Édification d'un État moderne (in French), Albin Michel, p. 181, ISBN 2-226-02799-8
  4. ^ "Dahir 1-76-468 du 9 chabaane 1396 (6 August 1976) modifiant et complétant le dahir 1-59-351 du I joumada II 1379 (2 December 1959) relatif à la division administrative du Royaume" (PDF), Bulletin Officiel du Royaume du Maroc (3328): 915, 11 August 1976, retrieved 13 May 2014
  5. ^ "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004" (PDF). Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 July 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  6. ^ a b Annuaire Statistique Regional, p. 7.
  7. ^ Annuaire Statistique Regional, p. 8.

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