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Laayoune, Western Sahara


Alternative Names:Aaium, Aaiun, Aaiún, Aiun, Ajuno, Al Ayoun, Al-Aaiun, Al-Ajoen, Al-Ayun, Al-Ujun, EUN, Ehl'-Ajun, Ejbei Uad el Aabd, El Aaiun, El Aaiún, El Aium, El Aiun, El Aiún, El Ajun, El Ayun, El-Aaiun, El-Aaiún, La'Youn, Laayoune, Laâyoune, La’Youn, O Aiún - العيون, a you en, aiun, el-aiun, Ел Ајун, Эль-Аюн, العيون, العیون, アイウン, 阿尤恩, 엘아이운
Type:Seat of a first-order administrative division - seat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
Mindat.org Region:Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra, Morocco
Region:Western Sahara
Latitude:27° 8' 30" N
Longitude:13° 11' 16" W
Lat/Long (dec):27.1418,-13.18797
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
Population:196,331 (2016)
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LocalityLatitudeLongitudeDistanceBearing
al-Saqiyah al-Hamra'a (Saguia el Hamra), Western Sahara27° 9' 12" N13° 12' 11" W2.0km (1.2 miles)
Dchira, Western Sahara27° 1' 33" N13° 3' 6" W18.6km (11.6 miles)
Northwest Africa 773 Lunar meteorite (NWA 773), Dchira, Western Sahara26° 46' 0" N12° 49' 0" W55.6km (34.6 miles)
Itqiy meteorite, al-Saqiyah al-Hamra'a (Saguia el Hamra), Western Sahara26° 35' 26" N12° 57' 7" W65.6km (40.7 miles)
Al Haggounia 001 meteorite, Dakhla-Oued Ed-Dahab, Morocco27° 30' 0" N12° 30' 0" W78.8km (48.9 miles)
Bu Craa (Bou Craa), Laâyoune Province, Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra, Morocco26° 19' 6" N12° 51' 7" W97.4km (60.5 miles)
El Charco, Gran Tarajal, Tuineje, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 14' 18" N14° 1' 45" W147.4km (91.6 miles)
Road FV-2-Ravine of Cruzuela, La Lajita, Pájara, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 11' 21" N14° 7' 55" W149.0km (92.6 miles)
Outcrop on the road FV-2, La Lajita, Pájara, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 10' 54" N14° 10' 1" W150.6km (93.6 miles)
FV-2 Roadcuts west of Barranca de Butihondo, Pájara, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 4' 9" N14° 18' 40" W151.3km (94.0 miles)
Morro de Jable, Pájara, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 3' 5" N14° 19' 51" W151.4km (94.1 miles)
Road FV-2, Esquinzo-Butihondo, Pájara, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 4' 44" N14° 18' 24" W151.7km (94.3 miles)
Port road outcrop, Morro de Jable, Pájara, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 3' 12" N14° 21' 3" W153.0km (95.1 miles)
FV-605 Road Cutting east of La Pared, Pájara, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 12' 39" N14° 12' 34" W155.8km (96.8 miles)
Smara, Es-Semara Province, Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra, Morocco26° 44' 30" N11° 40' 42" W156.1km (97.0 miles)
Caldera de Gairía, Antigua, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 21' 34" N14° 1' 5" W158.1km (98.3 miles)
Puerto de la Peña - Cueva de Lobos area, Fuerteventura Basal Complex, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 23' 59" N14° 9' 24" W169.3km (105.2 miles)
Quarry at the FV-10, La Matilla, Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 33' 50" N13° 57' 37" W175.4km (109.0 miles)
Bir Moghrein meteorite, Bir Moghrein, Tiris Zemmour Region, Mauritania25° 54' 47" N11° 59' 26" W181.3km (112.6 miles)
Esquinzo ultra-alkaline complex, Fuerteventura Basal Complex, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 37' 6" N13° 59' 33" W182.2km (113.2 miles)
Montaña Blanca-Milocho carbonatite, Fuerteventura basal complex, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 38' 40" N13° 59' 4" W184.5km (114.7 miles)
Oued Awlitis 001 Lunar meteorite, Boujdour Province, Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra, Morocco25° 29' 57" N12° 52' 55" W185.2km (115.1 miles)
Glory-Hole mine, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 42' 10" N13° 53' 31" W186.9km (116.1 miles)
Calderón Hondo, La Oliva, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 41' 59" N13° 55' 12" W187.6km (116.6 miles)
Punta Papagayo, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 50' 22" N13° 47' 8" W197.7km (122.9 miles)
Punta del Aguila, Playa Blanca, Yaiza, Lanzarote, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 51' 20" N13° 48' 39" W200.1km (124.4 miles)
Oumat el Ham, Bir Moghrein, Tiris Zemmour Region, Mauritania25° 52' 0" N11° 43' 0" W203.8km (126.6 miles)
Khang Leghouat, Bir Moghrein, Tiris Zemmour Region, Mauritania25° 58' 0" N11° 35' 59" W205.0km (127.4 miles)
Salinas de Janubio, Yaiza, Lanzarote, Las Palmas Province, Canary Islands, Spain28° 56' 13" N13° 49' 46" W209.3km (130.1 miles)
Tighirt, Bir Moghrein, Tiris Zemmour Region, Mauritania25° 51' 0" N11° 38' 58" W209.9km (130.4 miles)

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Nearby features from geonames.org

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Aïn Oulad AsafatSpring(s)27° 8' 21" N13° 10' 55" W0.6km (0.4 miles)
Sahara Line HotelHotel27° 9' 45" N13° 12' 6" W2.7km (1.7 miles)
Hotel Nagjir CityHotel27° 9' 45" N13° 12' 6" W2.7km (1.7 miles)
Dait Um SaadIntermittent lake27° 10' 0" N13° 11' 59" W3.0km (1.9 miles)
Hassan I AirportAirport27° 9' 6" N13° 13' 9" W3.3km (2.0 miles)
Hasi LemnéibagWell27° 7' 59" N13° 9' 0" W3.9km (2.4 miles)
Grayer Ahl KherGrazing area27° 5' 11" N13° 15' 42" W9.6km (5.9 miles)
MeseiedWell27° 4' 41" N13° 6' 2" W11.2km (6.9 miles)
Rayem el AntriReligious site27° 13' 59" N13° 7' 59" W11.5km (7.2 miles)
Ghard LamnizlaDune(s)27° 9' 33" N13° 19' 24" W13.6km (8.4 miles)

Regions in mindat.org that contain this locality

RegionType
African PlateTectonic Plate
MoroccoCountry
Laâyoune-Sakia El Hamra, MoroccoRegion
Sahara Desert, North AfricaDesert
Northwest Africa MeteoritesMeteorite Fall Location
Western SaharaDisputed Territory

Regions in GADM Database

RegionGADM number
Western Sahara, Laayoune253.3.0.0.0.0
 
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