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Another city with a very similar name is Giza, in Egypt
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Skyline of Gaza, 2007
Arabic غزة
Governorate Gaza
Government City (from 1994[1])
Also spelled Ghazzah (officially)

Gaza City (unofficially)

Coordinates 31°31′N 34°27′E / 31.517°N 34.45°E / 31.517; 34.45Coordinates: 31°31′N 34°27′E / 31.517°N 34.45°E / 31.517; 34.45
Population 409,680 (2006)

45,000  dunams (45[2] 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.


  1. "Palestine Facts Timeline". Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA).
  2. "Gaza City". Gaza Municipality. Retrieved 2009-02-16.