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Palestine
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Demographics
7. Religions
a. Freedom
8. Peoples
9. Languages
10. History
11. Cities and Towns



























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Geography


Water surface: 220 kmē.
The total area of 6,217 kmē is divided between Gaza Strip with 364 km², 6%, and West Bank with 5,853 km², 94%.
Population density: 360 inhabitants per kmē.
Border: 466 km. To Egypt 11 km; Israel 358 km; Jordan 97 km.
Coastline: 40 km.
Highest point: Tell Asur 1,022 m
Lowest point: Dead Sea -408 m
Arable land: 9%
Palestine is one of the smallest countries in the Middle East, and most of its territory remains under Israeli occupation and control. Important areas are also used by Jewish extremist settlers claiming that this land has been given to them by God.
Effectively, the Palestinians today control less than 1,000 kmē. Both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip is a mixture of fertile ground and desert, with little rain in many zones, and sufficient rain in other zones. Many areas rely upon water coming from the mountains.

Rivers

  • Yarmuk River
    Shared with Syria and Jordan
  • Jordan River
    A total of 320 km, shared with Israel and Jordan.

    Lakes

  • Dead Sea
    Salt lake shared with Israel (demarcations not finalized) and Jordan.




  • By Tore Kjeilen