Governorates of the Gaza Strip

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The Governorates of the Gaza Strip are 5 administrative districts, ruled since 2007 by the Hamas Government in Gaza. After the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip were divided into three areas (Area A, Area B, and Area C) and 16 governorates under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian National Authority. In 2005, Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip, enlarging the administered Palestinian territories in that region. In 2007, following the War of Brothers in the Gaza Strip between Fatah and Hamas, the later took over the area and expelled all Palestinian Authority officials, affiliated with Fatah.

Governorates list[edit]

Southern Governorates
Area (km2)
North Gaza Governorate 270,245 61
Gaza Governorate 696,410 70
Deir al-Balah Governorate 205,534 56
Khan Yunis Governorate 370,979 108
Rafah Governorate 273,371 65
Total 1,816,539 360

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