Tarfaya Province

Tarfaya is a province in the Moroccan economic region of Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra, which includes the southwestern part of the territory of Morocco as of before 1975, and the northern part of the disputed territory of Western Sahara. Its population in 2004 was 10420.[1] Its main town is Tarfaya.[2]

Dunes in Khenifiss National Park

In the north-east of the province, Khenifiss National Park is located.


The province is divided administratively into the following:[3][4]

NameGeographic codeTypeHouseholdsPopulation (2004)Foreign populationMoroccan populationNotes
Akhfenir321.05.01.Rural commune3431,58311,582
Tah321.05.07.Rural commune2421,25501,255
Daoura321.05.03.Rural commune1928782876(eh)
El Hagounia321.05.05.Rural commune1801,08901,089(eh)

Notes :

  • Before 2009, these communes were part of the Laâyoune Province.
  • (eh) The two communes of Daoura and El Hagounia are located for their largest part in Western Sahara.


  1. "World Gazteteer". Archived from the original on 9 February 2013.
  2. "World Gazteteer". Archived from the original on 9 February 2013.
  3. "Recensement général de la population et de l'habitat de 2004" (PDF). Haut-commissariat au Plan, Lavieeco.com. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  4. "Annuaire statistique régional Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra, 2010 (version arabe et française)" (in French and Arabic). The Government of Morocco. Retrieved 31 December 2013.

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