The Palestinian territories have a total population of around 4 million and an area of 6,220 square kilometers (2,402 square miles). The majority of the population resides in the West Bank, which is the larger of the two territories. The West Bank covers an area of 5,860 square kilometers (2,262 square miles) while the Gaza Strip covers 360 square kilometers (139 square miles).
The territories, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, are separate and led by different governments. The Gaza Strip has been governed by Hamas leadership since 2007, while the West Bank's autonomous sections are controlled by the Fatah leadership. However, both governing bodies claims control of both Palestinian territories. The current agreement divides the Palestinian territories into sixteen governorates, which are divided between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and are under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian National Authority. The governorates are grouped into three areas, Area A, Area B, and Area C.
The West Bank governorates are as follows:
The Gaza Strip governorates are as follows:
- North Gaza
- Deir al-Balah
- Khan Yunis
|West Bank||1,873,476||5,879||2,270||Ariha (Jericho)|
Note : -Population: 1997-12 census.
Last Updated On : March 18, 2013