Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate

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Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate
2018 United Nations map of the area, showing the Israeli occupation arrangements in the governorate
2018 United Nations map of the area, showing the Israeli occupation arrangements in the governorate
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Country Palestine

The Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate (Arabic: محافظة رام الله والبيرةMuḥāfaẓat Rām Allāh wa l 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]

According to PCBS, the governorate has 78 localities, including refugee camps. in its jurisdiction. 13 localities have the status of 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]

  1. ^ :: Al-Bireh Municipality :: Archived 2008-06-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Administrative divisions in Palestine Archived 2006-12-23 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ [1]. (PDF) . Retrieved on 2010-12-03.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2011-04-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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