🇪🇭 Tifariti (تيفاريتي) is an oasis town located in north-eastern Western Sahara, east of the Moroccan Berm, 138 km (86 mi) from Smara and 15 km (9 mi) north of the border with Mauritania. It is part of what Polisario Front calls the Liberated Territories and Morocco call the Buffer Zone. It has been the de facto temporary capital of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic since the government moved there in 2008 from Bir Lehlou. It is the headquarters of the 2nd military region of the SADR.
It is also the name of a Daïra of the Wilaya of Smara, in the Sahrawi refugee camps. Tifariti is located between Smara, the traditional spiritual centre of the Sahara founded by the Ma El Ainin and the Algerian town of Tindouf, where the Sahrawi refugee camps are located. The government quarter of Tifariti houses the parliament of SADR, a hospital, a school, a mosque and a museum.
Tifariti has a population of over 3,000 people.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Tifariti is twinned with: 🇮🇹 Agliana, Tuscany, Italy; 🇪🇸 Aldaia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain; 🇪🇸 Artea, Basque Country, Spain; 🇹🇿 Arusha, Arusha Region, Tanzania; 🇪🇸 Balmaseda, Basque Country, Spain; 🇪🇸 Bedia, Basque Country, Spain; 🇮🇹 Campomarino, Molise, Italy; 🇪🇸 Carmona, Andalucía, Spain; 🇻🇪 Caroní, Venezuela; 🇪🇸 Dima, Basque Country, Spain; 🇸🇳 Guédiawaye, Dakar Region, Senegal; 🇪🇸 Igorre, Basque Country, Spain; 🇪🇸 Istán, Andalucía, Spain; 🇪🇸 Las Gabias, Andalucía, Spain; 🇻🇪 Libertador, Capital District, Venezuela; 🇮🇹 Loro Ciuffenna, Tuscany, Italy; 🇪🇸 Los Palacios y Villafranca, Andalucía, Spain; 🇩🇿 Mascara, Mascara Province, Algeria; 🇹🇿 Mbeya, Mbeya Region, Tanzania; 🇪🇸 Mondragón, Basque Country, Spain; 🇹🇿 Mwanza, Mwanza Region, Tanzania; 🇮🇹 Pontassieve, Tuscany, Italy; 🇮🇹 Reggiolo, Emilia-Romagna, Italy; 🇪🇸 Seville, Andalucía, Spain; 🇮🇹 Signa, Tuscany, Italy; 🇹🇿 Sumbawanga, Rukwa Region, Tanzania; 🇹🇿 Tanga, Tanga Region, Tanzania; 🇲🇱 Timbuktu, Tombouctou Region, Mali; 🇪🇸 Trucios-Turtzioz, Basque Country, Spain; 🇪🇸 Venta de Baños, Spain; 🇮🇹 Vicchio, Tuscany, Italy.