Gaza

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Gaza
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabicغزة
 • Also spelledGhazzah (official)
Gaza City (unofficial)
GovernorateGaza
Founded15th Century BCE
Government
 • TypeCity (from 1994[1])
 • Head of MunicipalityRafiq Tawfiq al-Makki
Area
 • Jurisdiction45,000 dunams (45[2] km2 or Formatting error: invalid input when rounding sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Jurisdiction409,680

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 about 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).
  2. "Gaza City". Gaza Municipality. Retrieved 2009-02-16.