El Aaiún

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El-Aaiún
العيون al-ˁūyūn ⵍⵄⵢⵓⵏ
Laayoune
Avenue Makkah al-Mukarramah in El-Aaiún
El-Aaiún is located in Western Sahara
El-Aaiún
El-Aaiún
Location in Wastren Sahara
Coordinates: 27°9′13″N 13°12′12″W / 27.15361°N 13.20333°W / 27.15361; -13.20333Coordinates: 27°9′13″N 13°12′12″W / 27.15361°N 13.20333°W / 27.15361; -13.20333
Non-Sel-Govrenin Territory Wastren Sahara
Region Laayoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra
Province Laayoune Province
Population (2010)
 • Total 196,331
Time zone UTC

El-Aaiún (also transliterated "Laâyoune" or "El Ayun"; Arabic: العيون, transliteratit al-ʾAyūn, lit. "The Springs"), is a ceety in Wastren Sahara foondit bi the Spainyie in 1928. Administered bi Morocco syne 1976[1], El-Aaiún is the caipital o wha the Moroccan govrenment cawed the region o Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra, an POLISARIO cawed Occupied Territories. It is an aa claimed bi the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic as their caipital.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety haes a population o 194,668[2] an is the lairgest ceety in Wastren Sahara. It is a growin economic hub in wha Morocco sees as its Soothren Provinces. Its population is a mixture o Moroccans frae the North as well as Sahrawis frae Soothren Saharan Morocco an natives o Wastren Sahara (who make up a fift o the population).[3]

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

"El Aaiún" is the transliteration o the Arabic name uised as the Spainyie name for the ceety. "Laâyoune" is a French transliteration even uised in Moroccan literature. The Arabic name means "the springs".

Status[eedit | eedit soorce]

The United Naitions mission for the referendum, turned tae simply waitin for a poleetical solution, instead o a referendum which wis obsolete efter the UN votit for resolution 1813. MINURSO, which administers the ceasefire settlement o 1991 atween Morocco an the Polisario Front, haes its heidquarters in the ceety.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Climate data for Laâyoune" an aa "El Ayun"
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
24
(75)
26
(79)
28
(82)
27
(81)
25
(77)
24
(75)
20
(68)
23
(73)
Daily mean °C (°F) 16
(61)
17
(63)
19
(66)
18
(64)
20
(68)
21
(70)
23
(73)
25
(77)
24
(75)
22
(72)
20
(68)
17
(63)
20
(68)
Average laich °C (°F) 12
(54)
13
(55)
16
(61)
15
(59)
16
(61)
18
(64)
20
(68)
21
(70)
20
(68)
18
(64)
16
(61)
13
(55)
17
(63)
Precipitation mm (inches) 17.97
(0.7075)
18.51
(0.7287)
6.74
(0.2654)
2.54
(0.1)
3.21
(0.1264)
0.31
(0.0122)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
1.21
(0.0476)
7.47
(0.2941)
16.90
(0.6654)
18.60
(0.7323)
93.46
(3.6795)
Avg. precipitation days 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 3 18
Source: Weatherbase[4]

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety's main fitbaa club in El Aaiun is Jeunesse Massira. The club played in the Botola/GNF 1. Jeunesse Massira uise Mohamed Laghdaf stadium in trainin an games.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

El-Aaiún is served bi Hassan I Airport.

Twin touns an sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. UN General Assembly Resolution 34/37 and UN General Assembly Resolution 35/19.
  2. Stefan Helders (2009). "Morocco - largest cities (per geographical entity)" (in Inglis). World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2009-03-25. 
  3. "Diplomacy over Western Sahara: Morocco v Algeria", The Economist, 4th November, 2010.
  4. "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for El Aaiún". 
  5. "Renewing the twining agreement between Central Algiers and Wilaya of El Aaiun". Sahara Press Service. 30-10-2011. Retrieved 02-11-2011. 
  6. Ayuntamiento de Almería (ed.). "Ciudades Hermanadas". Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  7. "Balance del viaje realizado por representantes municipales al Sahara". Aviles.es. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  8. Ayuntamiento de Málaga (ed.). "Official website for Malaga's candidature for European capital of culture in 2016". Retrieved 2008-04-02. 
  9. "Hermanamiento de Montevideo y El Aaiún". Montevideo.gub.uy. 2009-12-13. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  10. "El Ayuntamiento de Lorca denuncia la agresión de Marruecos contra el Pueblo Saharaui". Murcia.es. 12-11-2010. Retrieved 11-02-2013.  (Spainyie)

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