Gaza Strip

gaza strip
A Palestinian boy plays his guitar among the rubble of his home in Gaza.

The Gaza Strip is a territory on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea that borders Egypt on the southwest (11 km) and Israel on the east and north (51 km). It is 41 kilometres long, and from 6 to 12 kilometres (to mi) wide, with a total area of 365 square kilometres . The population of Gaza Strip is about 1.7 million people. The population is predominantly Sunni Muslim. With a yearly growth rate of about 3.2%, the Gaza Strip has the 7th highest population growth rate in the world.

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