The Gaza Governorate (Arabic: محافظة غزة Muḥāfaẓat Ġazza) is one of 16 Governorates of the Palestinian National Authority located in the north central Gaza Strip which is administered by the Palestinian National Authority aside from its border with Israel, airspace and maritime territory. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the district's population was 505,700 in 2006. All of its seats were won by Hamas members in the 2006 parliamentary elections. It is governed by Mohammed Qadoura.
The governorate consists of one city, three towns and a number of refugee camps.
Coordinates: 31°31′N 34°27′E / 31.52°N 34.45°E