Gaza

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Another city with a very similar name is Giza, in Egypt
Gaza
Gaza City.JPG
Skyline of Gaza, 2007
Arabic غزة
Governorate Gaza
Government City (from 1994[1])
Also spelled Ghazzah (officially)

Gaza City (unofficially)

Coordinates 31°31′N 34°27′E / 31.517°N 34.45°E / 31.517; 34.45Coordinates: 31°31′N 34°27′E / 31.517°N 34.45°E / 31.517; 34.45
Population 409,680 (2006)
Jurisdiction

45,000  dunams (45[2] km²)

Founded in 15th Century BCE
Head of Municipality Rafiq Tawfiq al-Makki

Gaza (Arabic: غزة, transliterated Ġazzah; Hebrew: עזה, transliterated: Azzah) is the largest city inside the Gaza Strip and in the Palestinian territories. The city has a population of approximately 400,000. It is often named "Gaza City" to distinguish it from the larger Gaza Strip.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Palestine Facts Timeline". Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA). http://www.passia.org/palestine_facts/chronology/19941995.htm.
  2. "Gaza City". Gaza Municipality. http://www.mogaza.org/gazacity.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-16.