Beit Lahia

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Beit Lahia
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 • Arabic بيت لاهيا
 • Also spelled Bayt Lahiya (offeecial)
Beit Lahia is located in the Palestinian territories
Beit Lahia
Beit Lahia
Location o Beit Lahia athin Palestine
Coordinates: 31°33′14.04″N 34°30′04.97″E / 31.5539000°N 34.5013806°E / 31.5539000; 34.5013806
Govrenorate North Gaza
Government
 • Type Ceety
 • Heid o Municipality Izz al-Din al-Dahnoun
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 59,540
Name meaning "house of fatigue"
Website www.bietlahia.mun.ps

Beit Lahia (Arabic: بيت لاهيا‎) is a ceety locatit north o Jabalia, near Beit Hanoun an the 1949 Armistice Line wi Israel. Accordin tae the Palestinian Central Bureau o Statistics, the ceety haed a population o 59,540 in mid-year 2006.[1]

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The wird “Lahia” is Syriac an means “desert” or “fatigue”. It is surroondit bi sand dunes, some rise tae 55 m (180 ft) abuin sea level. The aurie is renouned for its mony lairge sycamore fig trees. The ceety is kent for its fresh, sweet watter, berries an citrus trees. It haes an auncient hill an nearbi abandoned veelage ruins. A mihrab, or mosque alcove indicatin the direction o salaah (prayer), is aw that remains o an auncient mosque tae the wast o Beit Lahia datin tae the end o the Fatamid period an beginnin o the Ayyubid Dynasty o Saladin, an twa ither mosques datin tae the Ottoman period.[2]

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