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Brainroom Facts: Gaza Strip

FOX Brainroom Facts on Gaza:

Total area: 223 sq miles

Land boundaries: total: 38 miles

Border countries: Egypt, Israel

Population: 1,428,757 (July 2006 est.)

Unemployment rate: 20.3% (includes West Bank) (2005)

Population below poverty line: 63.1% (2005 est.)

Agriculture - products: olives, citrus, vegetables; beef, dairy products

Age structure:

0-14 years: 48.1%

15-64 years: 49.4%

65 years and over: 2.6%

Infant mortality rate: 22.4 deaths/1,000 live births

[source: CIA World Factbook]