Gaza City

ancient Levantine metropolis and modern city in Gaza Strip, State of Palestine

Gaza (Arabic: غزة, transliterated Ġazzah), also called Gaza City, is the largest city inside Gaza and in Palestine. The city has a population of about 400,000. It is often named "Gaza City" to distinguish it from the larger Gaza.

Gaza
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabicغزة
 • Also spelledGhazzah (official)
Gaza City (unofficial)
GovernorateGaza
Founded15th Century BCE
Government
 • TypeCity (from 1994[1])
 • Head of MunicipalityRafiq Tawfiq al-Makki
Area
 • Jurisdiction45,000 dunams (45 km2 or 17 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Jurisdiction409,680

The municipality of Gaza was established in 1893.

References change

  1. "Palestine Facts Timeline". Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA). Archived from the original on 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2010-01-23.
  2. "Gaza City". Gaza Municipality. Archived from the original on 2008-06-20. Retrieved 2009-02-16.