Gaza Strip Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Gaza Strip?

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

Climate:

temperate, mild winters, dry and warm to hot summers

Gaza Strip Use of Natural Resources

Gaza Strip Environment

Climate:

temperate, mild winters, dry and warm to hot summers

Terrain:

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

Natural Resources:

arable land, natural gas

Natural Hazards:

droughts

Irrigated Land:

93 Square Miles
240 Square Kilometers

Environmental Issues:

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

Gaza Strip Geography

Geographic Location Middle East
Total Area 139 Square Miles
360 Square Kilometers
Land Area 139 Square Miles
360 Square Kilometers
Land Boundaries 39 Miles
62 Kilometers
Irrigated Land 93 Square Miles
240 Square Kilometers
Border Countries Egypt 11 km, Israel 51 km
Coastline 25 Miles
40 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 31 25 N, 34 20 E
Terrain flat to rolling, sand- and dune-covered coastal plain
Highest Point 105 Meters
Highest Point Location Abu 'Awdah (Joz Abu 'Auda) 105 m
Lowest Point Location Mediterranean Sea 0 m
Natural Resources arable land, natural gas
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