Rafah (Arabic: رفح‎), kent an aw as Rafiah, is a Palestinian ceety in the soothren Gaza Strip. Locatit 30 kilometer (19 mi) sooth o Gaza, Rafah's population of 152,950 (2014) is owerwhelmingly made up o Palestinian refugees. Rafah camp and Tall as-Sultan camp form separate localities.Rafah camp an Tall as-Sultan form separate localities. Rafah is the district capital of the Rafah Governorate. Yasser Arafat International Airport, Gaza's anerlie airport, is locatit juist sooth o the ceety. Rafah is the steid o the Rafah Border Crossin, the anerlie crossin atween the Gaza Strip an Egyp.

Rafah
Ither transcription(s)
 • Arabicرَفَح
 • Ebreuרָפִיחַ
Rafah on 3 Julie 2010
Rafah on 3 Julie 2010
Location o Rafah in the Gaza Strip
Location o Rafah in the Gaza Strip
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Coordinates: 31°17′19″N 34°15′07″E / 31.28861°N 34.25194°E / 31.28861; 34.25194Coordinates: 31°17′19″N 34°15′07″E / 31.28861°N 34.25194°E / 31.28861; 34.25194
Palestine grid77/78
GovrenorateRafah
Govrenment
 • TeepCeety
 • Heid o MunicipalitySa'ad Zoarub
Population
 (2014)[1]
 • Jurisdiction152,950

EtymologyEedit

Ower the ages it haes been kent as "Robihwa" bi the auncient Egyptians, "Rafihu" bi the Assiries, "Ῥαφία, Rhaphia"[2] bi the Greeks, "Raphia" bi Romans, "Raphiaḥ" [pronooncit Rafiach] bi the Israelites, "Rafh" bi the Arab Caliphate.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics". Retrieved 15 Februar 2018.
  2. Polybii Historiae [5,80].

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