El Marsa, Western Sahara

El Marsa Arabic: المرسى is a port city in Western Sahara.[1]

El Marsa
Fishing port of El Marsa
Fishing port of El Marsa
Coordinates: 27°04′N 13°24′W / 27.067°N 13.400°W / 27.067; -13.400
 • Total104.8 km2 (40.19 sq mi)
 • Total17,917
 • Density170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5
Historical population

According to the Moroccan authorities, El Marsa belongs to Laayoune Province in the region of Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra. Its population in 2014 is 17,917,[2] the second-largest in the province (behind the regional capital El Aaiún) and third in the region.[3] It has a seaport on the Atlantic Ocean and therefore is also known as Laayoune Plage (El Aaiún Beach). The town also has a hospital.

El Marsa is to the west of El Aaiún, on the N1, Morocco's main highway, which also goes into the Western Sahara, where it is the last settlement south until Boujdour.

References Edit

  Media related to El Marsa (Western Sahara) at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ Western Sahara weekly news (07-13.07.2002). ARSO - Association de soutien à un référendum libre et régulier au Sahara Occidental.
  2. ^ "Western Sahara: Provinces & Urban Communes - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information".
  3. ^ Maaroufi, Youssef. "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat 2004".

27°05′52.6″N 13°24′52.1″W / 27.097944°N 13.414472°W / 27.097944; -13.414472