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Governorates of Palestine

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Governorates of the State of Palestine
محافظات فلسطين (Arabic)
Also known as:
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CategoryUnitary state
LocationState 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)
GovernmentGovernorate government, National government
SubdivisionsCity, 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 three areas (Area A, Area B, and Area C) and 16 governorates under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian National Authority.[citation needed] Since 2007, there were two governments claiming to be the legitimate government of the Palestinian National Authority, one based in the West Bank and one based in the Gaza Strip.


Name Population
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

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West Bank governorates.
Governorate[2] Population[2] Area (km2)[2]
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[2] Population[2] Area (km2)[2]
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


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-07-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Occupied Palestinian Territory: Administrative units". GeoHive. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 24 October 2012.