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Skyline of Gaza, 2007
|Government||City (from 1994)|
|Also spelled|| Ghazzah (officially)
Gaza City (unofficially)
|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.
- "Palestine Facts Timeline". Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA). http://www.passia.org/palestine_facts/chronology/19941995.htm.
- "Gaza City". Gaza Municipality. http://www.mogaza.org/gazacity.htm. Retrieved 2009-02-16.