Rafah

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Rafah
Ither transcription(s)
 • Arabic رَفَح
 • Ebreu רָפִיחַ
Rafah on 3 Julie 2010
Rafah on 3 Julie 2010
Location o Rafah in the Gaza Strip
Location o Rafah in the Gaza Strip
Rafah is locatit in the Palestinian territories
Rafah
Rafah
Location o Rafah within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°17′19″N 34°15′07″E / 31.28861°N 34.25194°E / 31.28861; 34.25194Coordinates: 31°17′19″N 34°15′07″E / 31.28861°N 34.25194°E / 31.28861; 34.25194
Palestine grid 77/78
Govrenorate Rafah
Govrenment
 • Teep Ceety
 • Heid o Municipality Sa'ad Zoarub
Population (2014)[1]
 • Jurisdiction 152,950

Rafah (Arabic: رفح‎), kent an aw as Rafiah, is a Palestinian ceety in the soothren Gaza Strip. Locatit 30 kilometers (19 mi) sooth o Gaza, Rafah's population of 152,950 (2014) is owerwhelmingly made up o Palestinian refugees. Rafah camp and Tall as-Sultan camp form separate localities.Rafah camp an Tall as-Sultan form separate localities. Rafah is the district capital of the Rafah Governorate. Yasser Arafat International Airport, Gaza's anerlie airport, is locatit juist sooth o the ceety. Rafah is the steid o the Rafah Border Crossin, the anerlie crossin atween the Gaza Strip an Egyp.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ower the ages it haes been kent as "Robihwa" bi the auncient Egyptians, "Rafihu" bi the Assiries, "Ῥαφία, Rhaphia"[2] bi the Greeks, "Raphia" bi Romans, "Raphiaḥ" [pronooncit Rafiach] bi the Israelites, "Rafh" bi the Arab Caliphate.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics". Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  2. Polybii Historiae [5,80].

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