Travel Information for Western Sahara
Time zone:GMT 0 (Greenwich mean time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Arabic
Currency: Moroccan dirhams (MAD)

1 = MAD10.91, $1 = MAD9.78, £1 = MAD13.00

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.ehInternational Dialling Code:    212

For help planning your trip to Western Sahara including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Western Sahara trip planning page.

Further information on Western Sahara

Discover more about Western Sahara - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of western_sahara

Total area: 266,000 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 1,110 km (Atlantic Ocean)

Neighbours (border lengths): Algeria (42km), Mauritania (1,561km), Morocco (443km)

Highest mountain: unnamed elevation (805m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Western Sahara from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldNot Free -
Democracy IndexNo Data -
Economic FreedomNo Data -
Press FreedomNo Data -
ILGA LGBT rightsNo Data -
Corruption PerceptionsNo Data -
Overall Ranking:    -

Other Data & Links

Status: Territory of Morocco

Population: 554,795     Density: 2 people/sq km

Ethnic groups: Arab, Berber

Religions: Muslim

GDP (PPP): $0.907 billion       GDP per capita: $2,500

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.