Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate

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State of Palestine
West Bank
Part of the Palestinian territories

The Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate (Arabic: محافظة رام الله والبيرةMuḥāfaẓat Rām Allāh wa l Bīra; Hebrew: נפת רמאללה ואל-בירה Nafat Rāmallāh VeAl Bīra) is one of 16 governorates of Palestine. It covers a large part of the central West Bank, on the northern border of the Jerusalem Governorate. Its district capital or muhfaza (seat) is the city of al-Bireh.[1][2]

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the district had a population of 279,730 in 2007.[3] Its governor is Dr. Laila Ghannam, the first Female Governor.[4]

Localities[edit]

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According to PCBS, the governorate has 78 localities, including refugee camps. in its jurisdiction. 13 localities retain the status of a municipality.

Cities[edit]

Municipalities[edit]

The following localities in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate have populations over 5,000.

Village councils[edit]

The following localities in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate have populations of over 1,000.

Refugee camps[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 31°55′59″N 35°12′18″E / 31.933°N 35.205°E / 31.933; 35.205