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Gaza
Ither transcription(s)
 • Arabic غزة
 • An aa spelled Ghazzah (official)
Gaza Ceety (unofficial)
Skyline o Gaza, 2007
Skyline o Gaza, 2007
Gaza is locatit in the Palestinian territories
Gaza
Gaza
Location o Gaza within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°31′N 34°27′E / 31.517°N 34.450°E / 31.517; 34.450Coordinates: 31°31′N 34°27′E / 31.517°N 34.450°E / 31.517; 34.450
Govrenorate Gaza
Foondit 15t century BCE
Govrenment
 • Teep Ceety (from 1994[1])
 • Heid o Municipality Nizar Hijazi
Aurie[2]
 • Jurisdiction 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Population (2012)[3]
 • Jurisdiction 515,556
Wabsteid www.gaza-city.org

Gaza (Arabic: غزةGhazza, Arabic pronunciation: [ˈɣazːa]; Ebreu: עזה‎‎ "Azza", Ebreu pronunciation: [ˈʕaza]; forby referred to as Gaza Ceety) is a Palestinian ceety in the Gaza Strip, wi a population o aboot 410,000, makin it the lairgest ceety in the State o Palestine.

The primary economic activities o Gaza is sma-scale industries, agriculture an labor. Housomever, the economy haes been devastatit bi the blockade an recurrin conflicts. Maist o Gaza's indwallers adhere tae Islam, thouch there exists a Christian minority. Gaza haes a vera young population wi thareby 75% bein unner the age o 25, an thir days the ceety haes ane o the heichest population densities in the warld—refugees make up ower hauf o the residents.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae Zev Vilnay, the name "Gaza," frae the Arabic "Ġazza", oreeginally derives frae the Canaanite/Ebreu ruit for "strang" (ʕZZ), an wis introduced tae Arabic bi way o the Ebreu, "ʕazzā", i.e. "the strang ane (f.)"; cpr. English stronghold. Accordin tae Mariam Shahin, the Canaanites gied Gaza its name, the Auncient Egyptians cawed it "Ghazzat" ("prized ceety"), an the Arabs aften refer tae it as "Ghazzat Hashim", in honor o Hashim ibn Abd Manaf, the great-grandfaither o Muhammad, wha is buried in the ceety, accordin tae Islamic lore.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns an sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Gaza is twinned wi:

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Palestine Facts Timeline Archived August 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA).
  2. "Gaza City". Gaza Municipality. Archived frae the oreeginal on June 20, 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  3. "Localities in Gaza Governorate by Type of Locality and Population Estimates, 2007–2016". Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). Retrieved 2013-10-20.