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Gaza Strip
قطاع غزة
Qiṭāʿ Ġazzah
Flag of the Gaza Strip
Location of the Gaza Strip
Status

 • Under the Palestinian Authority according to the Oslo Accords[1]
 • De factoAdministrated by Hamas since July 2007.

 • Claimed by the State of Palestinea
Largest cityGaza
31°31′N34°27′E / 31.517°N 34.450°E / 31.517; 34.450
Official languagesArabic
Ethnic groups
DemonymGazan
Palestinian
Area
• Total
365 km2 (141 sq mi)[2]
Population
• End 2015 estimate
1.85 million[3]
• Density
5,046/km2 (13,069.1/sq mi)
Currency
Time zonePalestine Standard Time(UTC+2)
• Summer (DST)
Palestine Summer Time (UTC+3)
Calling code+970
  1. The State of Palestine is recognized by 137 members of the United Nations.
  2. Used since 1951.
  3. Used since 1986; as in Israel, replaced the old Israeli shekel (1980–1985) and the Israeli lira (1967–1980).

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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