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    Gaza Strip Geography - 1989

      Total area: 380km2
      land area: 380 km2

      Comparative area: slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 62 km total; Egypt 11 km, Israel 51 km

      Coastline: 40 km

      Maritime claims: Israeli occupied with status to be determined

      Disputes: Israeli occupied with status to be determined

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

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

      Natural resources: negligible

      Land use: 13% arable land, 32% permanent crops, 0% meadows and pastures, 0% forest and woodland, 55% other

      Environment: desertification

      Note: there are 17 Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip

      NOTE: The information regarding Gaza Strip on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gaza Strip Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gaza Strip Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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