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 • Arabic الزهراء
 • Also spelled Madinat Az-Zahra' (official)
Ezahra (unofficial)
Official logo of Al-Zahra
Municipal Seal of Al-Zahra' Municipality
Al-Zahra is located in the Palestinian territories
Location of Al-Zahra within Palestine
Coordinates: 31°28′17.69″N 34°24′4.62″E / 31.4715806°N 34.4012833°E / 31.4715806; 34.4012833Coordinates: 31°28′17.69″N 34°24′4.62″E / 31.4715806°N 34.4012833°E / 31.4715806; 34.4012833
Governorate Gaza
Founded 1998
 • Type Municipality
 • Head of Municipality Tareq Hijo
 • Jurisdiction 4,634 dunams (4.6 km2 or 1.8 sq mi)
 • Jurisdiction 3,085

Al-Zahra (Arabic: الزهراء‎) is a Palestinian municipality in the Gaza Governorate, south of Gaza, in the central Gaza Strip. It's the home of the University of Palestine, and Ummah Open University. In 2009, it had a population of 3,085. There were 837 housing units and 237 other buildings in the town.[1]


  1. ^ 2009 Census Archived November 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). p.61.
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