Governorates of Palestine

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Governorates of the Palestinian National Authority
محافظات فلسطين (Arabic)
Also known as:
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Category Unitary state
Location Palestinian National Authority
Number 16 governorates
Populations 316,541 (Jericho) – 551,129 (Hebron)
Areas 34 square miles (88 km2) (Deir al-Balah) - 658 square miles (1,700 km2) (Hebron)
Government Governorate government, National government
Subdivisions City, Municipality, Village Council, Refugee Camp, Neighbourhood,

Governorates of the Palestinian National Authority refer to the administrative divisions of the Palestinian Territories. 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. From 2013, the Palestinian National Authority completed transformation into the State of Palestine.


Name Population
Area (km2) Density
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[edit]

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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 with Israeli citizenship)
362,521 344
Bethlehem Governorate 176,515 644
Hebron Governorate 551,129 1,060
Total 2,345,107 5,671

Gaza Strip[edit]

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[edit]


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  2. ^ a b c d e f "Occupied Palestinian Territory: Administrative units". GeoHive. Retrieved 24 October 2012.