Common English Name: Palestine
Capital: East Jerusalem (Recognized by Palestinians and UN) or Ramallah (Recognized worldwide)

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Official Language(s)

Arabic
Secondary Languages: Hebrew, English

Resources

Arable Land

Neighbors

Israel (North, West, and South), Jordan (East)

Ethnic groups

Arab (90.1%), Jewish (7.7%), Romani (0.2%), Aramaic (0.1%), Assyrian (0.1%)

People

Est. Population:

5,187,000

Demonym:

Palestinian

Religions:

Muslim (87.2%), Jewish (9.4%), Other Religions (2.0%), Christian (1.2%), None (0.1%)

Largest City:

Gaza City (566,331)

Other Cities:

Hebron (208,750), Khan Yunis (179,701), Jabalia (165,110), Rafah (158,414), Nablus (149,772)

Geography

Region:

Middle East

Bodies of Water:

Dead Sea (East)

Total Area:

5,860 km2 (96.2% land, 3.8% water)

Total Land:

478 km

Total Coastline:

0 km (Landlocked)

Climate

Temperate

Terrain:

Mostly rugged, dissected upland in west
Flat plains descending to Jordan River Valley to the east

Highest Point

Khallat al Batrakh (1,020 m)

Lowest Point

Dead Sea (-431 m)

Natural Disasters

Droughts

Government

Type:

Unitary semi-presidential republic

Heads of State:

President Mahmoud Abbas

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh

Admin. Divisions

16 Governorates

Independence:

15 November 1988 (Self-Declared, Disputed)

Nat'l Anthem:

Fida'i

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$4,300 (USD)

Currency

₪ (Shekel)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = ₪ (Shekel)3.63

Communication

Internet Code

.psnote

Telephone Code

+970

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Cultural Notes

Palestinians consider it polite conduct to express agreement in front of outsiders, even if what is being said is contrary to their own personal beliefs.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/Publications/the-world-factbook/geos/we.html
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/WE