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Feb 15, 2009


The majority of Gazans are registered as refugees

The majority of Gazans are registered as refugees

Gaza population ‘rising rapidly’: BBC

The population of the Gaza Strip increased by almost 40% between 1997 and 2007, according to the results of a Palestinian census.
The survey, taken before Israel’s recent offensive, showed the territory has a population of 1.4 million people. The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics estimated the annual growth rate at 3.3% and said the population would double in 21 years at that rate. The UN estimates the world’s current average population growth at 1.17%.

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