|• Also spelled||Ghazzah (official)|
Gaza City (unofficial)
|Founded||15th Century BCE|
|• Type||City (from 1994)|
|• Head of Municipality||Rafiq Tawfiq al-Makki|
|• Jurisdiction||45,000 dunams (45 km2 or 17 sq mi)|
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.