Dakhla, is a city in the Moroccan administred Western Sahara with about
67,000 inhabitants. It is about 550 km south of El Aaiún on the
Atlantic Coast, located in a narrow peninsula. It is the capital of the
Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira region. During the colonial period, the Spanish
authorities made Dakhla capital of the province of Río de Oro, one of
the two regions of the Spanish Sahara.