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)
Beit Lahia is locatit in the Palestinian territories
Beit Lahia
Beit Lahia
Location o Beit Lahia within the Palestinian territories
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
Govrenment
 • TeepCeety
 • Heid o MunicipalityIzz al-Din al-Dahnoun
Population
 (2006)
 • Jurisdiction59,540
Name meanin"Hoose o Lahi"[1]
Wabsteidwww.bietlahia.mun.ps

HistoryEedit

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]

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