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Gaza
Gaza City.JPG
Skyline of Gaza, 2007
Arabic غزة
Governorate Gaza
Government City (from 1994)
Also spelled Ghazzah (officially)

Gaza City (unofficially)

Coordinates
Population 409,680 (2006)
Jurisdiction

45,000  dunams (45 km²)

Founded in 15th Century BCE
Head of Municipality Rafiq Tawfiq al-Makki

Gaza (Arabic: غزة, transliterated Ġazzah; Hebrew: עזה, transliterated: Azzah) is the largest city inside the Gaza Strip and in the Palestinian territories. The city has a population of approximately 400,000. It is often named "Gaza City" to distinguish it from the larger Gaza Strip.


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