Deir al-Balah

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Deir el-Balah
Ither transcription(s)
 • Arabic دير البلح
 • Also spelled Deir al-Balah (offeecial)
Dayr al-Balah (unoffeecial)
Deir al-Balah is located in the Palestinian territories
Deir el-Balah
Deir el-Balah
Location o Deir el-Balah athin Palestine
Coordinates: 31°25′08.38″N 34°21′05.77″E / 31.4189944°N 34.3516028°E / 31.4189944; 34.3516028
Govrenorate Deir al-Balah
Government
 • Type Ceety
 • Heid o Municipality Ahmad Kurd
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 62,150

Deir el-Balah or Dayr al-Balah (Arabic: دير البلح‎) is locatit in the central Gaza Strip an is the caipital or muhfaza (seat) o the Deir el-Balah Govrenorate. Accordin tae the Palestinian Central Bureau o Statistics, the ceety haed a population o 49,751 in mid-year 2006.[1][2]

Well-kent for its beaches an date palms, recent aircheological excavations uncovered a cemetery datin back tae the late Bronze Age filled wi pottery, tombs, bronze pots an a mosaic floor. Deir al-Balah an aw contains a monastery built bi St. Helena in 372 AD.

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  1. Projected Mid -Year Population for Deir al Balah Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  2. Profile: Gaza Strip, BBC News Online, 27 June 2006, accessed 8 May 2007.

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