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Palestine
(3,400 words)

Dawlat Filasṯīn (The State of Palestine)

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

5,323,000

Area

6,200 sq. km (2,400 sq. mi)

Population density

850/sq. km (2,200/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

2.68% (per 1,000: births 29, deaths 3)

Under 15 years

39%

Urban dwellers

77% (2.85% p.a.)

Largest cities

Gaza 714,000; Al-Quds (East Jerusalem) 279,000

Languages & peoples (World Christian Database)

Mother tongues

86% Arabic, 10% Hebrew, 3% Russian…

Cite this page
“Palestine”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02PSE>
First published online: 2020



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