Geography for Kids: Gaza Strip – Ducksters

Posted By on September 17, 2015

Population: 1,710,257

Today the Gaza Strip is one of the territorial units that form the Palestinian territories. The government in the Gaza Strip is the Hamas. They have ruled following the 2006 Palestinian legislative election and the Battle of Gaza.

Size Comparison: slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC

Geographical Coordinates: 31 25 N, 34 20 E

World Region or Continent: Middle East

General Terrain: flat to rolling, sand- and dune-covered coastal plain

Geographical Low Point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m

Geographical High Point: Abu 'Awdah (Joz Abu 'Auda) 105 m

Climate: temperate, mild winters, dry and warm to hot summers

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Languages Spoken: Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by many Palestinians), English (widely understood)

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National Holiday:

Nationality: NA

Religions: Muslim (predominantly Sunni) 98.7%, Christian 0.7%, Jewish 0.6%

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Agricultural Products: olives, citrus, vegetables; beef, dairy products

Natural Resources: arable land, natural gas

Major Exports: citrus, flowers, textiles

Major Imports: food, consumer goods, construction materials

Currency: new Israeli shekel (ILS)

National GDP: $768,000,000

** Source for population (2012 est.) and GDP (2011 est.) is CIA World Factbook.

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