Travel Information for Gaza Strip
Time zone:GMT +2 (Palestine standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Arabic Other languages:    Hebrew, English
Currency: new Israeli shekels (ILS)

1 = 0.00, $1 = 3.77, £1 = 5.01

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.psInternational Dialling Code:    970

For help planning your trip to Gaza Strip including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Gaza Strip trip planning page.

Further information on Gaza Strip

Discover more about Gaza Strip - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of gaza_strip

Total area: 360 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 40 km (Mediterranean Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Egypt (11km), Israel (51km)

Highest mountain: Abu 'Awdah (Joz Abu 'Auda) (105m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Gaza Strip from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldNot Free -
Democracy IndexNo Data -
Economic FreedomNo Data -
Press FreedomNo Data -
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights -
Corruption PerceptionsNo Data -
Overall Ranking:    -

Other Data & Links

Status: Territory of Israel

Population: 1,816,379     Density: 5045.4 people/sq km

Ethnic groups: Palestinian Arab

Religions: Muslim (predominantly Sunni) 99.3%, Christian 0.7%

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.