Beit Hanoun

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Beit Hanoun
Ither transcription(s)
 • Arabic بيت حانون
 • Also spelled Beit Hanun (offeecial)
Bayt Hanun (unoffeecial)
Govrenorate North Gaza
 • Teep Ceety
 • Heid o Municipality Mohamad Nazek al-Kafarna
 • Jurisdiction 12,500 dunams (12.5 km2 or 4.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 32,187

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.[1] It is locatit bi the Hanoun stream, juist 6 kilometers (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.[2] The population mair than doubled bi 1945. In that year, a land an population survey recorded 1,730 inhabitants including 50 Jews.[3] In 1961, the population rose tae 3,876.[2]

In the first offeecial census bi the Palestinian Central Bureau o Statistics (PCBS), Beit Hanoun haed a total population o 20,780. Ower 90% o the residents wur Palestinian refugees.[4] There 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 to 64 was 5.7% an residents abuin the age o 65 wis 1.9%.[5]

Local infrastructur[eedit | eedit soorce]

There are twal seicontary, primary an agricultural schuils in Beit Hanoun an an agricultural college which is relatit tae al-Azhar University - Gaza. There is a medical center an hospital in the ceety an several clinics maistly managed bi the Unitit Naitions.[6]

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