El Marsa, Western Sahara

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

Fishing port of El Marsa

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 Port). 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.


Media related to El Marsa 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. http://citypopulation.de/WesternSahara.html
  3. Maaroufi, Youssef. "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat 2004".

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