Beit Hanoun

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Beit Hanoun
Ither transcription(s)
 • Arabicبيت حانون
 • An aa spelledBeit Hanun (official)
Bayt Hanun (unofficial)
Beit Hanoun is located in the Palestinian territories
Beit Hanoun
Beit Hanoun
Location o Beit Hanoun within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°32′29″N 34°32′11″E / 31.54139°N 34.53639°E / 31.54139; 34.53639Coordinates: 31°32′29″N 34°32′11″E / 31.54139°N 34.53639°E / 31.54139; 34.53639
Palestine grid105/105
GovrenorateNorth Gaza
 • TeepCeety
 • Heid o MunicipalityMohamad Nazek al-Kafarna
 • Jurisdiction12.5 km2 (4.8 sq mi)
 • Jurisdiction32,187
Name meanin"The house of Hanun"[1]

Beit Hanoun (Arabic: بيت حانون‎) is a ceety on the north-east edge o the Gaza Strip. Accordin tae the Palestinian Central Bureau o Statistics, the toun haed a population o 32,187 in mid-year 2006.[2] It is locatit bi the Hanoun stream, juist 6 kilometer (3.7 mi) away frae the Israeli toun o Sderot.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Beit Hanoun haed a population o 885 in a 1922 Breetish Mandate census.[3] The population mair nor doubled bi 1945. In that year, a land an population survey recorded 1,730 indwallers includin 50 Jews.[4] In 1961, the population rose tae 3,876.[3]

In the first offeecial census bi the Palestinian Central Bureau o Statistics (PCBS), Beit Hanoun haed a tot population o 20,780. Ower 90% o the residents wur Palestinian refugees.[5] Thare wur 10,479 males an 10,301 females. The age distribution wis as follaes: Fowk 14 years o age or younger constitutit the majority at 65.6%, fowk atween the ages o 20 an 44 wis 26.8%, 45 tae 64 wis 5.7% an residents abuin the age o 65 wis 1.9%.[6]

Local infrastructur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare are twal seicontary, primary an agricultural schuils in Beit Hanoun an an agricultural college which is relatit tae al-Azhar University - Gaza. Thare is a medical centre an hospital in the ceety an several clinics maistly managed bi the Unitit Naitions.[7]

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