Western Sahara

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Western Sahara (Arabic:الصحراء الغربية‎ Aṣ-Ṣaḥrā’ al-Gharbīyah, Spanish: Sahara Occidental) is a disputed territory in North Africa, bordered by Morocco to the north, Algeria to the extreme northeast, Mauritania to the east and south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its surface area amounts to 266,000 square kilometres (103,000 sq mi). It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. The population is estimated at just over 500,000, many of whom live in El Aaiún (also spelled Laâyoune), the capital and largest city in Western Sahara.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:Western Sahara.

Education in Western Sahara

For a general description of education in Western Sahara see Education:Western Sahara.


For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Western Sahara.

Quality procedures

Internet in Western Sahara

Internet in Education

Copyright law in Western Sahara

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in Western Sahara

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives



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