Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate

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The Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate (Arabic: محافظة رام الله والبيرةMuḥāfaẓat Rām Allāh wa l Bīra; Nafat Ramallah VeAl Bire) 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]

Ramallah and Al-Bireh in Palestine (+claimed).svg

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