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Mijek

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Territory  Western Sahara
Elevation  280 m
Mijek
Claimed by  Morocco  Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
Controlled by  Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

Mijek (also transliterated "Miyek" or "Miyec"; Arabic: ميجك)‎‎ is a small town in the Río de Oro region of Western Sahara. It is located east of the Moroccan Wall, in the Liberated Territories (controlled by the Polisario Front and administered by the Sahrawi Republic), 80 km north of the Mauritanian town of Zouérat and 250 km. east of Dakhla. It has a hospital, and reportedly a school will be opened during the 2012-2013 academic year. It is the head of the 3rd military region of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

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Map of Mijek

History

The surroundings were the scene of several battles between Sahrawi tribes and the French Army (Battle of Teniamun in late 1931, Battle of Miyec in early 1932).

Politics

On May 20, 2007, the Polisario Front celebrated in Mijek the 34th anniversary of the beginning of its armed struggle. It also hosted the annual conference of the Sahrawi communities abroad (Sahrawi diaspora).

On October 12, 2010, the village hosted the 35th anniversary of the "Day of National Unity", commemorating the Ain Ben Tili conference of 1975, as well as the Sahrawi diaspora conference.

Twin towns and sister cities

Mijek is twinned with:

References

Mijek Wikipedia


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