Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Western Sahara

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Morocco occupies most of the territory of Western Sahara, which has rebels fighting for independence (there is currently a cease-fire). Mail destined for Western Sahara will be addressed via the Moroccan postal system. Morocco controls around 80% of Western Sahara. The remaining 20% (along the border with Mauritania) is controlled by the Polisario rebels.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

//Source: Wikipedia//

Table of Contents

Western Sahara - Country information


Local short name form

Official name





International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

Internet country code


GRC Country Code


For full information, please refer to the chapter on Morocco.

Western Sahara - Personal names and forms of address


Person forms of address used in Western Sahara are:

   Sayed     Mr
   Lalla     Miss/Mrs

Sayed is used before the family name or before all names, lalla is used before the given name.

Names are usually shorter than Muslim names in other countries. Family names do exist and are usually written before the given name. Women retain their maiden names after marriage.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Western Sahara - Postal code format


Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Western Sahara - Postal code specifics

Western Sahara - Postal code regular expression


Western Sahara - Postal code level of coverage


Place names in Ethiopia


Samara (السمارة) is Sangherra in Italian.

Properties with value Western Sahara

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