Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab

Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab (Arabic: الداخلة - وادي الذهب, romanized: ad-dāḵla - wādī ḏ-ḏahab; Berber languages: ⴷⴷⴰⵅⵍⴰ ⴰⵙⵉⴼ ⵏ ⵡⵓⵕⵖ, romanized: ddaxla asif n wuṛɣ) is one of the twelve regions of Morocco.[1] Before September 2015 it was known as Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira (Arabic: وادي الذهب لكويرة). It is situated in the disputed territory of Western Sahara, considered by Morocco to be the southern part of the country. The Polisario Front and other independence-seeking Sahrawis consider this to be a part of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. The United Nations and most countries do not recognize either Moroccan sovereignty over the area, or the self-declared Sahrawi republic.

Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab

  • الداخلة - وادي الذهب  (Arabic)
  • ⴷⴷⴰⵅⵍⴰ ⴰⵙⵉⴼ ⵏ ⵡⵓⵕⵖ  (Berber languages)
Location in Morocco
Coordinates: 23°0′N 15°0′W
Country Morocco
  PresidentYnja Khattat
  WaliLamine Benomar
  Total142,865 km2 (55,160 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

The region covers an area of 50,880 km² and had a population of 142,955 according to the 2014 census.[2] The capital is the coastal city of Dakhla, formerly known as Villa Cisneros.

The region comprises two provinces:[3]


  1. "Décret fixant le nom des régions" (PDF). Portail National des Collectivités Territoriales (in French). 2015-02-20. Archived from the original (pdf) on May 18, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-11.
  2. "Population légale d'après les résultats du RGPH 2014 sur le Bulletin officiel N° 6354". Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  3. "Wilayas du Royaume". Adresses utiles. Government of Morocco. Archived from the original on 21 April 2013. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
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