Western Sahara Bank Swift Code and BIC Code
What is Western Sahara SWIFT Code?
SWIFT code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Codes (BIC) and serves as a unique identifier for a bank or financial institution.
These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. On top of that, the code is used to transmit messages between financial institutions and banks in the Western Sahara.
The SWIFT code can be either 8 or 11 characters long and 8 digits code refers to the primary office. The format of SWIFT Code is as follows;
AAAA EH CC DDD
- The first 4 characters ("AAAA") specify the bank. Only letters are allowed.
- The next 2 characters ("EH") specify the country. It use the format of ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code.
- The next 2 characters ("CC") specify the location. Letters and digits are allowed. Passive participant will have "1" in the second character
- The last 3 characters ("DDD") specify the branch. This is an optional. A 'XXX' refer to primary office. Letters and digits are allowed.
Western Sahara is a disputed territory on the northwest coast and in the Maghreb region of North and West Africa, partially controlled by the self-proclaimed Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic and partially occupied by neighboring Morocco. Its surface area amounts to 266,000 square kilometres. It is one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. The population is estimated at just over 500,000, of which nearly 40% live in Laayoune, the largest city in Western Sahara.