Other than Israel, the Palestinian territories share borders with Egypt to the south of the Gaza Strip and Jordan at the east side of the West Bank. The total area of the Palestinian territories is 6,220 kilometers (2,402 square miles), with about 5,860 square kilometers in the West Bank and 360 square kilometers in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian territories typically include East Jerusalem as part of its territory, as well as part of the Dead Sea. East Jerusalem is a region claimed by both the Palestinian Authority and Israel.
The population of the Palestinian territories is estimated at about 4,293,313, with the majority of the people residing in the West Bank. The official language of the Palestinian Authority is Arabic, while Hebrew and English are also spoken.
Last Updated On : February 28, 2013