The Library of Congress > LCCN Permalink

View this record in:  MARCXML | LC Authorities & Vocabularies | VIAF (Virtual International Authority File)External Link

Laayoune (Western Sahara)

LC control no.n 88174434
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingLaayoune (Western Sahara)
    Browse this term in  LC Authorities  or the  LC Catalog
Geographic subdivision usageWestern Sahara--Laayoune
Variant(s)Laâyoune (Morocco)
ʻUyūn (Western Sahara)
Aaium (Western Sahara)
Aaiún (Western Sahara)
Aiun (Western Sahara)
Al Ayoun (Western Sahara)
Ejbei Uad el Aabd (Western Sahara)
El Aaiún (Western Sahara)
El Aium (Western Sahara)
El Aiún (Western Sahara)
LaʼYoun (Western Sahara)
لعيون (Western Sahara)
العيون (Western Sahara)
al-ʻUyūn (Western Sahara)
Leʻ̳yun (Western Sahara)
Beginning date1938
Associated countryWestern Sahara
Special noteNon-Latin script reference not evaluated.
Found inNadwat al-Bayʻah wa-al-Kilāfah fī al-Islām, 1986: v. 1, t.p. (al-ʻUyūn)
BGN tel. call, 12-12-89 (hdg.: Laâyoune, ppl 26°10 N, 13°12 W)
GEOnet, August 31, 2015 (Laayoune (approved); variants: Aaium; Aaiún; Aiun; Al Ayoun; Ejbei Uad el Aabd; El Aaiún; El Aium; El Aiún; LaʼYoun; populated place, Western Sahara; 27°08ʹ06ʺN, 013°09ʹ45ʺW (27.135, -13.1625))
Wikipedia, August 31, 2015 (Laayoune (Maghrebi Arabic: لعيون; Spanish: El-Aaiún; Berber: Leʻ̳yun; Literary Arabic: العيون = al-ʻUyūn) is the largest city in the disputed territory of Western Sahara. The modern city is thought to have been founded by the Spanish colonizer Antonio de Oro in 1938. In 1940, Spain designated it as the capital of the Spanish Sahara. Laâyoune (El-Aaiún) is the capital of the Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra region under Moroccan administration; 27°9ʹ13ʺN 13°12ʹ12ʺW)
The world factbook, via WWW, August 31, 2015 (under Western Sahara: capital: Laayoune (administrative center))
Geographic area codef-ss---