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Gaza Strip Geography 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















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Page last updated on January 11, 2011

Location:
Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Israel

Geographic coordinates:
31 25 N, 34 20 E

Map references:
Middle East

Area:
total: 360 sq km
country comparison to the world: 206
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 360 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]

Area - comparative:
slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
total: 62 km
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries: Egypt 11 km, Israel 51 km

Coastline:
40 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
Israeli-occupied with current status subject to the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement - permanent status to be determined through further negotiation

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

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

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Abu 'Awdah (Joz Abu 'Awdah) 105 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - highest point country ranks ]

Natural resources:
arable land, natural gas

Land use:
arable land: 29%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 21%
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
other: 50% (2002)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
155 sq km; (note - includes West Bank) (2003)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
droughts

Environment - current issues:
desertification; salination of fresh water; sewage treatment; water-borne disease; soil degradation; depletion and contamination of underground water resources

Geography - note:
strategic strip of land along Mideast-North African trade routes has experienced an incredibly turbulent history; the town of Gaza itself has been besieged countless times in its history


NOTE: The information regarding Gaza Strip on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gaza Strip Geography 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gaza Strip Geography 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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