"El Aaiun and Playa de El Aaiun" Laayoune Plage by WARCS

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Former Provincia del Sahara - A.O.E.


As I couldn't find the VT location of "El Aaiun" (Laayoune) I will build my page about this place in the "Playa de El Aaiun" (Laayoune Plage - Laayoune Beach) one.
So I will talk about "El Aaiun " and "Playa de El Aaiun" in this page


El Aaiun
Es la capital del Sahara Occidental, asi como lo fue de la antigua Provincia Espanola del Sahara. En tiempos de la soberania espanola contaba con una poblacion de aproximadamente 25.000 habitantes.
Esta es una ciudad que no cuenta con ningun conjunto monumental como tal, ya que surgio en un territorio eminentemente habitado por nomadas. Fue fundada en el ano 1932 por el Teniente Coronel De Oro junto al lago que se forma en las grandes avenidas del rio Saguia El Hamra.
La ciudad, con una arquitectura tipica de boveda, se componia de dos sectores diferenciados, como eran eran el viejo y el mas moderno, mas cercano al aeropuerto y donde se localizaba una barriada residencial.
Lo mas importante para los ojos del viajero eran los zocos (el viejo y el nuevo), asi como los alrededores. En los alrededores se encuentra el oasis de El Meseyed y las cadenas de dunas.

El Aaiun .
Capital city of the former province of Spanish Sahara (Sahara Espanol) from 1958 till 1975 (year of the moroccan occupation) and capital city of the northern region of Saguia el-Hamra. The population in the 70's was around 25,000 inhabitants.
El Aaiun is close to the Atlantic Ocean coast and is near the "uadi" of Saguia El Hamra whose subterranean waters supply the city.



All the location names that I have written and I will write in this page (even the name of the city) are the old ones. I do this in this way because is easier for me, and I believe that if you had been there in that times it will help you for remembering. This are the names that we used and as we wrote when this territory was part of Spain, before the Moroccan occupation.

  • Last visit to Laayoune Plage: Dec 1974
  • Intro Updated Apr 5, 2006
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