Governorates of Palestine

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Governorates of the State of Palestine
محافظات فلسطين (Arabic)
  • Also known as:
  • Muhafazah
CategoryUnitary state
Location State of Palestine
Number16 governorates
Populations316,541 (Jericho) – 551,129 (Hebron)
Areas88 km2 (34 sq mi) (Deir al-Balah) – 1,700 km2 (658 sq mi) (Hebron)
Government
Subdivisions
  • City, municipality, village council, refugee camp, neighbourhood

The Governorates of Palestine are the administrative divisions of the State of Palestine. After the signing of the Oslo Accords, the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip were divided into 16 governorates under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian National Authority.[1][2]

List

Name Population
(2012)[3]
Area (km2) Density (ppl/km)
West Bank 2,345,107 5,671 413.53
Gaza Strip 1,416,539 360 3,934.83
Total 3,761,646 6,020 624.86

West Bank

West Bank governorates.
Governorate[4] Population[4] Area (km2)[4]
Jenin Governorate 256,212 583
Tubas Governorate 48,771 372
Tulkarm Governorate 158,213 239
Nablus Governorate 321,493 592
Qalqilya Governorate 91,046 164
Salfit Governorate 59,464 191
Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate 278,018 844
Jericho Governorate 41,724 608
Jerusalem Governorate
(including Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem)
362,521 344
Bethlehem Governorate 176,515 644
Hebron Governorate 551,129 1,060
Total 2,345,107 5,671

Gaza Strip

Gaza Strip governorates.
Governorate[4] Population[4] Area (km2)[4]
North Gaza Governorate 270,245 61
Gaza Governorate 496,410 70
Deir al-Balah Governorate 205,534 56
Khan Yunis Governorate 270,979 108
Rafah Governorate 173,371 65
Total 1,416,539 360

See also

References

  1. ^ "two-state solution | Definition, Facts, History, & Map | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  2. ^ "Governorates – Mapping Palestinian Politics – European Council on Foreign Relations". ECFR. 2020-07-06. Retrieved 2022-03-02.
  3. ^ "GeoHive - Palestine population statistics". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-08.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Occupied Palestinian Territory: Administrative units". GeoHive. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012.