Beit Lahia

Beit Lahia (Arabic: بيت لاهيا‎) is a ceety locatit north o Jabalia, near Beit Hanoun an the 1949 Armistice Line wi Israel. Accordin tae the Palestinian Central Bureau o Statistics, the ceety haed a population o 59,540 in mid-year 2006.[2]

Beit Lahia
Ither transcription(s)
 • Arabicبيت لاهيا
 • An aa spelledBayt Lahiya (official)
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Coordinates: 31°33′14″N 34°30′05″E / 31.55389°N 34.50139°E / 31.55389; 34.50139Coordinates: 31°33′14″N 34°30′05″E / 31.55389°N 34.50139°E / 31.55389; 34.50139
Palestine grid102/106
GovrenorateNorth Gaza
 • TeepCeety
 • Heid o MunicipalityIzz al-Din al-Dahnoun
 • Jurisdiction59,540
Name meanin"Hoose o Lahi"[1]


The wird “Lahia” is Syriac an means “desert” or “fatigue”. It is surroondit bi saund dunes, some rise tae 55 m (180 ft) abuin sea level. The aurie is renouned for its mony lairge sycamore fig trees. The ceety is kent for its fresh, sweet watter, berries an citrus trees. It haes an auncient hill an nearbi abandoned veelage ruins. A mihrab, or mosque alcove indicatin the direction o salaah (prayer), is aw that remains o an auncient mosque tae the wast o Beit Lahia datin tae the end o the Fatamid period an beginnin o the Ayyubid Dynasty o Saladin, an twa ither mosques datin tae the Ottoman period.[3]


  1. Palmer, 1881, p. 358
  2. Projected Mid -Year Population for North Gaza Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  3. Beit Lahaia Archived 2013-08-23 at the Wayback Machine Municipality of Gaza.

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