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Al-Jiza (Arabic: الجيزة, also spelled el-Jeza, Turkish: El Cize) is a town in southern Syria, administratively part of the Daraa Governorate, located east of Daraa. Nearby localities include al-Mataaiya to the south, Ghasm to the southeast, al-Sahwah to the northeast, al-Musayfirah to the north, Kahil to the northwest and al-Taybeh to the west.
In the Ottoman tax registers of 1596, it was a village located the nahiya of Butayna, part of Qada Hawran, under the name of Jiza. It had a population of 19 households and 7 bachelors, all Muslims. They paid a fixed tax-rate of 40% on agricultural products, including wheat, barley, summer crops, goats and beehives, in addition to occasional revenues; a total of 7,215 akçe. All of the revenue went to a waqf.
According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, al-Jiza had a population of 14,700 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of the al-Jiza nahiyah ("subdistrict") which consisted of three localities with a collective population of 21,100 in 2004.
- Hamza Ali Al-Khateeb (1997-2011)
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