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About Gaza Strip in detail
Where is the Gaza Strip?
In case Gaza Strip is looking on the map under the Coordinates N/A, otherwise in the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Israel.
What is the capital city of the Gaza Strip?
The capital city of the Gaza Strip is N/A.
What is the Internet code for Gaza Strip?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Gaza Strip is: .ps
What is the size of the Gaza Strip?
Gaza Strip’s territory is total: 360 sq km; land: 360 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of Gaza Strip’s territory is slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover the Gaza Strip, we can cover a total distance: 72 km.
What is the water coverage of the Gaza Strip?
We have already mentioned what percentage of Gaza Strip is covered by water (see below), including a 40 km coastline.
What is the climate like in the Gaza Strip?
The climate of the Gaza Strip is temperate, with mild winters, dry and warm to hot summers.
Geographical data of Gaza Strip
Gaza Strip’s elevation; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: the Mediterranean Sea 0 m, highest point: Abu ‘Awdah 105 m.
The specific geographical details of the Gaza Strip include flat to rolling, sand- and dune-covered coastal plain.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Gaza Strip is a strategic strip of land along Mideast-North African trade routes that have experienced an incredibly turbulent history; the town of Gaza itself has been besieged countless times in its history; there are no Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip; the Gaza Strip settlements were evacuated in 2005 (2014).
Resources and land use of Gaza Strip
The country’s main mined products are arable land, natural gas. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: N/A.
Population data of Gaza Strip
The number of inhabitants of the Gaza Strip is 1,753,327 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the population distribution proportion, it is safe to say that the population is concentrated in major cities, particularly Gaza City in the north.
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 75.3% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in the Gaza Strip is concentrated in N/A.
Ethnicity in Gaza Strip
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are Palestinian Arabs.
Spoken languages in Gaza Strip
The spoken languages in Gaza Strip are the following: Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by many Palestinians), English (widely understood).
What are the most important religions in Gaza Strip?
According to this, researchers examine the churches during the general census: Muslim 98.0 – 99.0% (predominantly Sunni), Christian.
Further population data of Gaza Strip
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 45.4% (male 408,601 / female 387,463) 15-24 years: 21.21% (male 187,229 / female 184,619) 25-54 years: 27.56% (male 237,162 / female 246,021) 55-64 years: 3.32% (male 30,575 / female 27,717) 65 years and over: 2.51% (male 22,613 / female 21,327) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Gaza Strip is 2.39% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Gaza Strip the birth rate is 32.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 3.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In the Gaza Strip, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of the Gaza Strip, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in the Gaza Strip are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is N/A.
Economic data of Gaza Strip
Suppose we would like to describe a country. We also have to mention its economy; Israeli security measures and Israeli-Palestinian violence continue to degrade economic conditions in the Gaza Strip, the smaller of the two areas comprising the Palestinian territories. Egypt’s ongoing crackdown on the Gaza Strip’s extensive tunnel-based smuggling network has exacerbated fuel, construction material, and consumer goods shortages in the territory.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Gaza Strip is $2.938 billion (2014 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in the Gaza Strip is -15.2% (2014 estimate) 5.6% (`) 7% (2012).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Gaza Strip, this is seen as an entry for The West Bank.
In the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Gaza Strip produces?
The main agricultural products of the Gaza Strip are olives, fruit, vegetables, flowers, beef, dairy products.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are textiles, food processing, furniture. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on materials, food processing, furniture.
Drinking water source in Gaza Strip
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 50.7% of the population, rural: 81.5% of the population, total: 58.4% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 49.3% of the people, rural: 18.5% of the people, total: 41.6% of the population. Note: includes the Gaza Strip and the West Bank (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in the Gaza Strip
The average delivery number is 4.3 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Gaza Strip
The population’s average age is 16.9 years; male: 16.6 years, female: 17.2 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world. In Gaza Strip, it is N/A.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new immigrants. In Gaza Strip is -5.2 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know how to apply for citizenship: N/A.
Is Gaza Strip a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Gaza Strip
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In the Gaza Strip, the hospital beds’ density is 1.3 beds / 1,000 population (2010).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Gaza Strip: N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced; it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities due to the disease.
In the Gaza Strip, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in the Gaza Strip is N/A.
What are the natural hazards in Gaza Strip? Is there any?
The most known natural risk in Gaza Strip is droughts.
More interesting facts about Gaza Strip
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; Inhabited since at least the 15th century B.C., Gaza has been dominated by many different peoples and empires throughout its history; it was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire in the early 16th century. Gaza fell to British forces during World War I, becoming a part of the British Mandate of Palestine. Following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Egypt administered the newly formed Gaza Strip; Israel captured it in 1967. Under a series of agreements known as the Oslo accords signed between 1994 and 1999, Israel transferred to the newly-created Palestinian Authority (PA) security and civilian responsibility for many Palestinian-populated areas of the Gaza Strip as well as the West Bank. Negotiations to determine the permanent status of the West Bank and Gaza Strip stalled in 2001, after which the area witnessed a violent intifada or uprising.
In early 2003, the “Quartet” of the US, EU, UN, and Russia presented a roadmap to a final peace settlement by 2005, calling for two states. Following PA President Yasir ARAFAT’s death in late 2004 and the subsequent election of Mahmud ABBAS (head of the Fatah political faction) as the PA president in 2005, Israel and the Palestinians agreed to move the peace process forward. Israel by late 2005 unilaterally withdrew all of its settlers and soldiers. It dismantled its military facilities in the Gaza Strip, but it controls the Gaza Strip’s land and maritime borders and airspace. In early 2006, the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS) won most in the Palestinian Legislative Council election. Attempts to form a unity government between Fatah and HAMAS failed, and violent clashes between their respective supporters ensued, culminating in HAMAS’s violent seizure of all military and governmental institutions in the Gaza Strip in June 2007. Since HAMAS’s takeover, Israel and Egypt have enforced tight restrictions on movement and access of goods and individuals into and out of the territory. Fatah and HAMAS have since reached a series of agreements to restore political unity between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank but have struggled to implement them. In April 2014, the two factions signed an agreement, and two months later, President ABBAS formed an interim government of independent technocrats, none of whom were affiliated with HAMAS. The factions have since met periodically for further negotiations. Still, they continue to disagree over how to implement the deal, and HAMAS remains in de facto control of the Gaza Strip.
In July 2014, HAMAS and other Gaza-based militant groups engaged in a 51-day conflict with Israel — the third conflict since HAMAS’s takeover in 2007 — culminating in a late August open-ended truce that continues to hold despite the absence of a negotiated cease-fire and occasional violations by both sides. Reconstruction efforts since the end of the conflict have been hampered by Israeli restrictions on goods entering the Gaza Strip and inadequate donor aid. The UN in 2015 published a study assessing that the Gaza Strip could become uninhabitable by 2020, absent a substantial easing on border restrictions. In an attempt to reenergize peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, France in June 2016 hosted a ministerial meeting that included participants from 29 countries, although not Israel or the Palestinians, to lay the groundwork for an envisioned “multilateral peace conference” later in the year.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Gaza Strip: N/A.
The flag and other symbols of the Gaza Strip
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either; N/A.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Gaza Strip: N/A.
Constitution of Gaza Strip
The existence of the nation is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of the Gaza Strip?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action,” while in the rest of the world, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of the Gaza Strip is N/A.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of the Gaza Strip, we can highlight the following structures N/A.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Gaza Strip
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. In the Gaza Strip, the labor force is 1.157 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Gaza Strip is total: 17.1 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 18.2 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 15.9 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in the Gaza Strip is 26.1% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In the Gaza Strip, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: N/A.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Gaza Strip, the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In the Gaza Strip, the number of people living under the poverty line is N/A.
About the budget and central governments debt of the Gaza Strip
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of the Gaza Strip is; see entry for the West Bank. Taxes and other revenues are N/A.
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is N/A.
The fiscal year in Gaza Strip is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Gaza Strip
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 0.1% (2016 estimate), 1.4% (2015 estimate), and the commercial bank prime lending rate: see entry for the West Bank.
Export/import partners and data of Gaza Strip
Gaza Strip, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in the Gaza Strip is $1.37 billion (2016 estimate). These activities’ total revenue: strawberries, carnations, vegetables, fish (small and irregular shipments, as permitted to transit the Israeli-controlled Kerem Shalom crossing).
The most important export partners of the Gaza Strip are N/A.
The most important imported products are food, consumer goods, fuel, and the countries from where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in Gaza Strip
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. Gaza Strip, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is N/A.
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is N/A.
Telecommunication data of Gaza Strip, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Gaza Strip; Gaza continues to repair the damage to its telecommunications infrastructure caused by fighting in 2009. Domestic: Israeli company BEZEK and the Palestinian company PALTEL are responsible for fixed-line services; the Palestinian JAWWAL company provides cellular services. International: country code – 970 (2009).
Transport infrastructure in Gaza Strip
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but if the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Gaza Strip: 1 (2013), and the number of heliports: 1 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Gaza Strip: note: see entry for the West Bank.
The total length of the waterways in Gaza Strip: N/A.
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Facts & data about Gaza Strip
Name of the country: conventional long way: none, traditional short form: Gaza Strip, local long form: none, local short state: Qita’ Ghazzah, etymology: named for the largest city in the region, Gaza, whose settlement can be traced back to at least the 15th century B.C. (as “Ghazzat”).
|Abbreviation: Gaza Strip||Geographic coordinates:
31 25 N, 34 20 E
|Country Location: Middle East|
|Capital of Gaza Strip: N/A||GPS of the Capital:
|Position: Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Israel|
|Land area: total: 360 sq km; land: 360 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: flat to rolling, sand- and dune-covered coastal plain
||Area comparative: slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 1,753,327 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 2.39% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.96 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.1 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.71 male(s) / female, total population: 1.02 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $1.37 billion (2016 estimate)||Imports: see entry for the West Bank||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: urban population: 75.3% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): N/A||Median age: total: 16.9 years; male: 16.6 years, female: 17.2 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 2.673 million (includes the West Bank)percent of the population: 57.4% (includes the West Bank) (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed-lines): total subscriptions: 406,500 (includes the West Bank) (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 3,531,000 (includes the West Bank)subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 76 (includes the West Bank) (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 26.1% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: NAadjective: NA||National holidays: N/A|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 73.9 years. Male: 72.3 years, female: 75.7 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 4.3 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 32.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 96.5%; male: 98.4%, female: 94.5%note: estimates are for Gaza and the West Bank (2015 estimate)||Legal system: N/A||Suffrage: N/A|
|Industries: textiles, food processing, furniture||Industrial production growth rate: 4.5% see entry for the West Bank||GDP real growth rate: -15.2% (2014 estimate) 5.6% (`) 7% (2012)|
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