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Beit Lahia
Ither transcription(s)
 • Arabicبيت لاهيا
 • An aa spelledBayt Lahiya (official)
Beit Lahia is located in the Palestinian territories
Beit Lahia
Beit Lahia
Location o Beit Lahia within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°33′14″N 34°30′05″E / 31.55389°N 34.50139°E / 31.55389; 34.50139Coordinates: 31°33′14″N 34°30′05″E / 31.55389°N 34.50139°E / 31.55389; 34.50139
Palestine grid102/106
GovrenorateNorth Gaza
 • TeepCeety
 • Heid o MunicipalityIzz al-Din al-Dahnoun
 • Jurisdiction59,540
Name meanin"Hoose o Lahi"[1]

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.[2]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The wird “Lahia” is Syriac an means “desert” or “fatigue”. It is surroondit bi saund 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.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Palmer, 1881, p. 358
  2. Projected Mid -Year Population Archived 2012-02-12 at the Wayback Machine for North Gaza Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  3. Beit Lahaia Archived 2013-08-23 at the Wayback Machine Municipality of Gaza.

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