Gaza Strip

  • Area: 360 sq. km (139 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 1,753,327 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 2.39% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 73.9 years (2016)
  • Languages: Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by many Palestinians), English (widely understood)
  • Religions: Muslim 98.0 - 99.0% (predominantly Sunni), Christian <1.0%, other/unaffiliated/unspecified <1.0%
  • Alternate names: Qiţā‘ Ghazzah, Retzu'at 'Azza
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $4,300 (2014 est.); note: includes West Bank
  • Exports: strawberries, carnations, vegetables, fish (small and irregular shipments, as permitted to transit the Israeli-controlled Kerem Shalom crossing)
  • Imports: food, consumer goods, fuel
  • Currency: new Israeli shekel (ILS)

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