Middle East

Palestinian territories profile - Key facts

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Image caption Olive farming is an important part of the struggling economy
  • Population: 4.4 million (UN, 2010)
  • Intended seat of government: East Jerusalem. Ramallah serves as administrative capital
  • Area: Palestinian Ministry of Information cites 5,970 sq km (2,305 sq miles) for West Bank territories and 365 sq km (141 sq miles) for Gaza
  • Major language: Arabic
  • Major religions: Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Jordan dinar = 1,000 fils, 1 new Israeli shekel (NIS) = 100 new agorot
  • Main exports: Citrus
  • GNI per capita: US $1, 340 (World Bank 2005, latest figure available)
  • Internet domain: .ps
  • International dialling code: +970