Region: Laayoune Sakia El Hamra
At the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and at the gates of the Sahara, the region of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra called "the region of the sands" is the meeting between the sand of the beach and that of the desert which welcomes visitors in a naturally splendid and varied setting.
This region is mainly located on the disputed territory of the Sahara in southern Morocco.
It is bounded to the south by the Eddakhla-Oued Eddahab region, to the north by the Guelmim-Oued Noun region, to the east by Mauritania and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean.
The region of Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra is home to 367,758 inhabitants or 1.1% of the national population spread over a total area of 139,480 km2, or 19.62% of the national area.
This region is a good example of regional development, benefiting not only from administrative and tax advantages granted to entrepreneurs and investors which have allowed this momentum but also by the city increasing its rate of urbanisation, driven by demographic growth and its new port.
Emerging from the desert, the state’s efforts in favour of this province are also directed towards improved economic activity.