map of Palestina PALESTINA

[West Bank and Gaza Strip] :
general data of the country

General useful information
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
Nation and population
official name (short form): Palestina
country code ISO: PS //; - FIPS: -
location: Southwest Asia, Middle East
time zone: +2 UT* [*= applying daylight saving time]
surface (land) area: 5997 = 2315.5 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: / South: / East: / West: [at this moment unknown]
borders (land): Egypt, Israel, Lebanon 75 km, Syria 74, Jordan 360, Sinai and Gulf of Aqaba 240
borders (coastline): Mediterranean Sea 224 km
climate: continental subtropic (West Bank) Mediterranean (Gaza)
independent since: projected for 2005
type of government: republic
capital: Al-Quds (East-Jerusalem)
administrative division: governorate (16)
population according to the latest census (1993): 1767,500
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 3152,361; or: 2966,000 /-; 2001: 3269,000
population density: 500 per = 1296 per sq.mi
population growth: 4% //; - doubling time: ca 20 years
birth rate: 30 per 1000
death rate: 4 per 1000
fertility rate: children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 22 per 1000
life expectancy: 72 years (male: ; female: )
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 49% //; - 15-59 years: 40% //; - 60+ years: 11%
urbanisation: % //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Palestinian
languages: Arab
religious affiliation: Muslim
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: % (male: %; female: %)
Economy and infrastructure
Economy and trade
currency: no domestic currency yet in use; Israeli shekel, Jordanian dinar and US dollar circulate
annual inflation rate: %
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 4173 per capita
GNI USD 1660 per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: -1,5%
income: USD per capita
import: USD 450 per capita //; - export: USD 70 per capita
trade: USD per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: unknown
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: <10%
unemployment: %
tourism: 0,3 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: % //; - grass land: % //; - wooded area: % //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 11% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: vegetables, [citrus] fruits, fishing
livestock (1000s): cattle: 15 / goats: 30 / poultry: 3700 / sheep: 24
fish catch: metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 40% //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: unknown
mining products: salt
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: 49% //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita):
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: km //; - of which paved: % //; - of which are motorways: km
vehicles: 43 per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 33 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: per 1000
ownership tv-sets: per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
Some physical landmarks
mountains: Mt. Kharbet 1220, Mt. Al-Jarmak 1208, Mt. Haudar 1047, Mt. Ras Al-Ruman 1035, Ramat el Halil (?) 1020, Mt. Halhul 1018, Tell Asûr 1016
lowest point: 396 m below sea level, border of the Dead Sea
lakes (natural): Al-Bahr al-Mayyit (Dead Sea) 1050, Tiberias 165, Hula 14
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none, or unknown
lakes (deepest): Dead Sea (?)
rivers: Nahr al-Urdunn (Jordan) 194 km, Al-Hasbani 39, Al-Awja 26, Al-Yarmouk 17, Al-Makta 13, Al-Na'amin 8
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: none
deserts: no real vast desert area
other natural features:
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
not all specific data for Palestine are known; they are not clearly distinguished in the sources used
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:

There is no detailed information available of the whole country

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