What is the capital of Western Sahara?
|Country Name||Western Sahara|
|Full Country Name||none|
|Former Name||Rio de Oro, Saguia el Hamra, Spanish Sahara|
|Etymology- history of name||self-descriptive name specifying the territory's location on the African continent's vast desert|
|Government Type||legal status of territory and issue of sovereignty unresolved -territory contested by Morocco and Polisario Front (Popular Front for the Liberation of the Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro), which in February 1976 formally proclaimed a government-in-exile of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), near Tindouf, Algeria, was led by President Mohamed ABDELAZIZ until his death in May 2016; current President Brahim GHALI elected in July 2016; territory partitioned between Morocco and Mauritania in April 1976 when Spain withdrew, with Morocco acquiring northern two-thirds; Mauritania, under pressure from Polisario guerrillas, abandoned all claims to its portion in August 1979; Morocco moved to occupy that sector shortly thereafter and has since asserted administrative control; the Polisario's government-in-exile was seated as an Organization of African Unity (OAU) member in 1984 - Morocco between 1980 and 1987 built a fortified sand berm delineating the roughly 80 percent of Western Sahara west of the barrier that currently is controlled by Morocco; guerrilla activities continued sporadically until a UN-monitored cease-fire was implemented on 6 September 1991 (Security Council Resolution 690) by the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)|
|Capital Name||Laayoune (administrative center)|
|Capital Time Difference||UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)|
|Daylight Savings Time||+1hr, begins last Sunday in April; ends last Sunday in September|
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