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Muslim (87.2%), Jewish (9.4%), Other Religions (2.0%), Christian (1.2%), None (0.1%)
Gaza City (566,331)
Hebron (208,750), Khan Yunis (179,701), Jabalia (165,110), Rafah (158,414), Nablus (149,772)
Bodies of Water:
Dead Sea (East)
5,860 km2 (96.2% land, 3.8% water)
0 km (Landlocked)
Mostly rugged, dissected upland in west
Flat plains descending to Jordan River Valley to the east
Khallat al Batrakh (1,020 m)
Dead Sea (-431 m)
Unitary semi-presidential republic
Heads of State:
President Mahmoud Abbas
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh
15 November 1988 (Self-Declared, Disputed)
GDP Per Capita
$1 (USD) = ₪ (Shekel)3.63
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