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Besieged Gaza Population Reach 1.7 Millions

Official report: Gaza population 1.7 million

 [ 04/06/2011 - 08:45 AM ]


An official report by the interior ministry in Gaza Strip said that the population in all Strip districts reached around 1.7 million.

It said in a statement on Friday the majority of the population lives in Gaza district followed by that of Khan Younis, while Rafah was the least populated.

The ministry noted that 60,000 babies were born in all Gaza districts in 2011.

It expected the population to double within 21 years if the current rate of fertility was maintained.

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