Deir al-Balah

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Deir al-Balah
Ither transcription(s)
 • Arabicدير البلح
 • An aa spelledDeir el-Balah (official)
Dayr al-Balah (unofficial)
Skyline o Deir al-Balah, 2008
Skyline o Deir al-Balah, 2008
Offeecial logo o Deir al-Balah
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Deir al-Balah is locatit in the Palestinian territories
Deir al-Balah
Deir al-Balah
Location o Deir al-Balah within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°25′08″N 34°21′06″E / 31.41889°N 34.35167°E / 31.41889; 34.35167Coordinates: 31°25′08″N 34°21′06″E / 31.41889°N 34.35167°E / 31.41889; 34.35167
Palestine grid088/092
GovrenorateDeir al-Balah
Foondit14t century BC
Govrenment
 • TeepCeety (from 1994)
 • Heid o MunicipalitySa'ed Nassar
Area
 • Jurisdiction14.7 km2 (5.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Jurisdiction54,439
Name meanin"Monastery o the Date Palm"

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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