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Art Moves Africa – Retracing Roots and Tracing New Routes: Mobility and Touring in North Africa

A study by Lara Bourdin for Art Moves Africa, October 2019

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Country-Specific Information<br />

4.7<br />

Western Sahara<br />

*A significant proportion of the population<br />

lives <strong>in</strong> exile <strong>in</strong> the T<strong>in</strong>douf refugee<br />

camps <strong>in</strong> Algeria. Estimates vary about<br />

the number of people liv<strong>in</strong>g <strong>in</strong> the camps<br />

(UN estimate: 90,000)<br />

FAST FACTS<br />

Population 580.039 (CIA, 2018)*<br />

Surface area<br />

Capital<br />

Large cities<br />

Languages<br />

Diall<strong>in</strong>g code<br />

Ma<strong>in</strong> <strong>in</strong>ternational<br />

airports<br />

Visa requirements<br />

710.085 km²<br />

Tifariti (de facto capital of the Sahrawi Arab<br />

Democratic Republic); Laayoune (capital of<br />

the Moroccan-controlled zone)<br />

Dakhla, Smara<br />

(on Moroccan-controlled territory)<br />

T<strong>in</strong>douf refugee camps (<strong>in</strong> Algeria)<br />

Modern St<strong>and</strong>ard Arabic; Tamazight;<br />

Hassaniya Arabic; Moroccan Darija; English,<br />

French, Spanish<br />

+213 (Algeria); +212 (Morocco)<br />

Laayoune ; Dakhla (Morocco)<br />

T<strong>in</strong>douf (Algeria)<br />

See <strong>Mobility</strong> below

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