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The Palestinian territories are located in Western Asia, along the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, and consists of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
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The official flag of Palestine was adopted on November 15, 1988. The flag consists of three equal horizontal stripes (black, white, and green from top to bottom) overlaid by a red triangle issuing from the hoist. These are the Pan-Arab colors.
Official Name State of Palestine
Lat Long31.8833° N, 35.2000° E
Largest CityGaza
Official LanguageArabic
Major ReligionChristian, Druze, Judaism, non-denominational Muslims
PresidentMahmoud Abbas
CurrencyJordanian dinar, Egyptian Pound, Israeli shekel (JOD, EGP, ILS)
GDP4.016 billion USD (2005)
Calling code+970, +972
Time Zone(UTC+2). -, Summer (DST), (UTC+3)

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The Palestinian territories, situated along the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River in Western Asia, include the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The region has been the site of much conflict, including the occupation of these territories by the neighboring Israeli government, which has led international organizations including the UN to refer to these territories as the “occupied Palestinian territories.” The State of Palestine was declared in 1988 and has been recognized by many UN members, but not by Israel.

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

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