Khan Yunis

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Khan Yunis
Ither transcription(s)
 • Arabic خان يونس
Location o Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip
Khan Yunis is located in the Palestinian territories
Khan Yunis
Khan Yunis
Location o Khan Yunis athin Palestine
Coordinates: 31°20′39.55″N 34°18′11.13″E / 31.3443194°N 34.3030917°E / 31.3443194; 34.3030917
Govrenorate Khan Yunis
Foondit 1917
Government
 • Type Ceety
 • Heid o Municipality Muhammad Jawad Abd Al-Khaliq Al-Farra
Area
 • Jurisdiction 54,560 dunams (54.56 km2 or 21.07 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 179,900
Name meaning "Jonah's Inn"
Website www.khanyounis.mun.ps

Khan Yunis - aften spelt Khan Younis or Khan Yunnis - (Arabic: خان يونس‎; literally Jonah's Caravanserai) is a ceety an adjacent refugee camp in the soothren pairt o the Gaza Strip. Accordin tae the Palestinian Central Bureau o Statistics the ceety, its refugee camp, an its immediate surroondins haed a total population o 180,000 in 2006.[1] Although Khan Yunis lees anerlie 4 kilometers frae the Mediterranean Sea the climate o Khan Yunis is semi-arid wi temperatur reachin heich tae 30 degree C in simmer an decreasin heich at 10 degree C in winter region wi an annual rainfaw o approximately 260 mm.

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Khan Yunis is twinned wi the follaein ceeties:

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Projected Mid -Year Population for Khan Yunis Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006

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