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Bir Lehlou
بير لحلو
Bir Lahlou
Municipality
Inauguration o the schuil "José Ramón Diego Aguirre" in Bir Lehlou, Mey 20, 2005
Bir Lehlou is located in Western Sahara
Bir Lehlou
Bir Lehlou
Location in Wastren Sahara
Coordinates: 26°20′58″N 09°34′32″W / 26.34944°N 9.57556°W / 26.34944; -9.57556
Territory Wastren Sahara
Claimed bi Morocco Kinrick o Morocco
Banner o Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Controlled bi Sahrawi Republic
Government
 • Type Municipality[1]
 • Mayor Abeid Moulud[2]
Elevation 475 m (1,558 ft)

Bir Lehlou (also transliteratit Bir Lahlou, Bir Lehlu, Arabic: بير لحلو) is an oasis toun in north-eastren Wastren Sahara, 236 km. frae Smara, near the Mauritanian border an east o the border wall, in POLISARIO-held territory. It haes a dispensary, a schuil an a mosque. It is the heid o the 5t militar region of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. It is also the name o a Daïra o the Wilaya o Smara, in the Sahrawi refugee camps.

The name "Bir Lehlou" is transcribed frae Arabic, an means "the sweet watter well". The Arabic transcription would be "bir lahlu" (بير لحلو).

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The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, an exiled govrenment seatit in Tindouf, Algerie, admeenisters it as the temporary caipital o the SADR, as lang as the Sahrawi caipital o El-Aaiun is unner Moroccan control. For example, it haed been the scenario o reunions o SADR's Naitional Secretariat.[3] This is also frae where the republic's existence wis proclaimed ower radio on the nicht o Februar 27, 1976, bi its first preses, El-Ouali Mustapha Sayed. Some soorces leet also Bir Lehlou as El-Ouali's birthplace.[4]

Gas station in Bir Lehlou. August 14, 2011.

Syne late 1975, Radio Nacional de la Republica Árabe Saharaui Democrática (Naitional Radio o the SADR) haed broadcastit frae there on baith medium an short wave, wabcastin the programmin in Hassaniya Arabic, and also some oors in Spainyie.[5]

On Mey 20, 2005, coincidin wi the 32nt anniversary o the beginnin o the airmed struggle o the Polisario Front, a primary schuil wis inauguratit in Bir Lehlou. The schuil wis named "José Ramón Diego Aguirre" (Spainyie colonel an historian, first foreigner tae be awairdit wi the Sahrawi honorific nationality) in his honour.[6]

On Februar 27, 2010, Bir Lehlou hostit the 34t anniversary o the proclamation o the SADR, wi the presence o several African an Sooth American ambassadors.[7]

On October 12, 2011, durin the 36t Naitional Unity Day celebrations, commander o the Sahrawi 5t militar region Hama Salama inauguratit an ampliation o the toun's schuil, as well as a mosque.[8]

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Bir Lehlou is twinned wi:

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Allocating seats for the liberated territories in Parliament will be considered in the next election (Official)". Sahara Press Service. 20-02-2012. Retrieved 02-07-2012. 
  2. Tolosa renueva su hermanamiento con el municipio saharaui de Bir Lehlu Noticias de Gipuzkoa, 8 January 2011 (Spainyie)
  3. "The National Secretariat calls UN to compel Morocco to conform to the international legality". SPS. 03-05-2005. Retrieved 22-09-2010. 
  4. Sahara : le retour du guerrier
  5. "Radio Nacional de la R.A.S.D.". Retrieved 09-09-2010. 
  6. "Polisario Front celebrates its 32nd anniversary in the liberated territories". SPS. 19-05-2005. Retrieved 09-09-2010. 
  7. "Diplomatic and political delegations participate in 34th anniversary festivities of SADR". SPS. 27-02-2010. Retrieved 22-09-2010. 
  8. "Inauguradas instalaciones en Bir Lehlo en el marco de las celebraciones del 36 Aniversario de la Unidad Nacional". SPS. 17-10-2011. Retrieved 18-10-2011.  (Spainyie)
  9. "Aytº de Artziniega (Álava)". Euskal Fondoa. Retrieved 14-02-2013.  (Spainyie)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 Gemellaggi e Patti di Amicizia Regione Toscana - Consiglio Regionale, 27 March 2010 (Italian)
  11. Gemellaggio con la Tendopoli Bir Lehlu Comune.campi-bisenzio.fi.it (Italian)
  12. "Signing twining agreement between Bir Lehlou and Algerian Municipality of El Ouadi". SPS. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 03 April 2013. 
  13. Gemellaggi della città di Prato - Bir-Lehlu - Repubblica Araba Saharawi Democratica Comune.prato.it (Italian)
  14. Solidaridad a pie de duna El País, 9 December 1998 (Spainyie)
  15. Tolosa organiza diversos actos por del 15º aniversario del hermanamiento con Bir-Lehlu, Noticias de Gipuzkoa, 8 May 2011 (Spainyie)
  16. Historia - Hermanamientos, Tomelloso.es (Spainyie)
  17. "Aytº de Valle de Trápaga (Bizkaia)". Euskal Fondoa. Retrieved 14-02-2013.  (Spainyie)

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