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Atlas Western Sahara

Country (long form)
none
Capital
none
Total Area
102,703.17 sq mi
266,000.00 sq km
Population
244,943 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
572,433
Languages
Hassaniya Arabic, Moroccan Arabic
Literacy
N/A% total, N/A% male, N/A% female
Religions
Muslim
Life Expectancy
48.65 male, 51.33 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
legal status of territory and question of sovereignty unresolved
Currency
1 Moroccan dirham (DH) = 100 centimes
GDP (per capita)
N/A
Labor Force (by occupation)
animal husbandry and subsistence farming 50%
Industry
phosphate mining, handicrafts
Agriculture
fruits and vegetables (grown in the few oases); camels, sheep, goats (kept by nomads)
Arable Land
0%
Exports
phosphates 62%
Imports
fuel for fishing fleet, foodstuffs
Natural Resources
phosphates, iron ore
Current Environmental Issues
sparse water and lack of arable land
Telephones (main lines in use)
about 2,000 (1999 est.)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
0 (1999)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
N/A