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The Rafah Governorate (Arabic: محافظة رفح Muḥāfaẓat Rafaḥ) is a Governorate of Palestine in the southernmost portion of the Gaza Strip. Its district capital or muhfaza is the city of Rafah located on the border with Egypt. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics the governorate had a population of 171,363 in mid-year 2006. It contains the closed down Yasser Arafat International Airport.
Coordinates: 31°18′N 34°15′E / 31.3°N 34.25°E