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Western Sahara

Overview

OK, so maybe Western Sahara isn't technically a country by the standards of sovereignty. But it's definitely not like anywhere else. The more-or-less-Moroccan territory has been a place of disputed ownership for decades, but as one of the world's most sparsely populated places it's a rather quiet argument between Morocco and Mauritania. Most of the population live in the capital of El Aaiún or further down the coast in the surfer-friendly city of Dakhla.

Articles

6 countries that aren’t really countries

Caution: This couple’s adventure trip will have you packing your bags for the Western Sahara

The Sahara Marathon: Adventure racing meets human rights

Surfing the Sahara

Notes on a Western Sahara road trip

Cities