Rio de Oro
History of Northern Africa Spanish Sahara

Spanish Sahara, 1924-1939

In 1924, the hitherto separately administrated regions of Rio de Oro and LA AGUERA were merged to form the Spanish Sahara. In 1934, the Spanish captured ESSEMARA, the last major place resisting Spanish rule.

History of the Western Sahara, from Infoplease
REFERENCE Article : Spain : Colonies, in : Statesman's Yearbook 1925 pp.1310-1311, 1926 pp.1273-1274, 1928 pp.1313-1314, 1929 pp.1288-1289, 1932 pp.1303-1304, 1937 pp.1334-1335 [G]

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