Sister Cities of the World

Sister cities of Khan Yunis

Khan Yunis (Arabic: خان يونس‎, also spelled Khan Younis or Khan Yunus; translation: Caravanserai [of] Yunis) is a city in the southern Gaza Strip. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Khan Yunis had a population of 142,637 in 2007 and 202,000 in 2010 and 350,000 in 2012. Although Khan Yunis lies only four kilometers (2.5 miles) east of the Mediterranean Sea, its climate is semi-arid with temperature of 30 degrees Celsius maximum in summer and 10 degrees Celsius maximum in winter, with an annual rainfall of approximately 260 mm (10.2 in).

The Constituency of Khan Yunis had five members on the Palestinian Legislative Council. Following the Palestinian legislative election, 2006, there were three Hamas members, including Yunis al-Astal; and two Fatah members, including Mohammed Dahlan. The city is now under the Hamas administration of Gaza.

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