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General


Population: West Bank: 2,731,052 (2014), 2,676,740 (2013), Gaza Strip: 1,816,379 (2014), 1,763,387 (2013)
Land Area: West Bank: 5,860 sq km, Gaza Strip: 360 sq km
Natural Resources: West Bank: Arable land, Gaza Strip: Arable land, natural gas
Capital: West Bank: Jerusalem
Political System: NA
State Leader: West Bank: Mahmoud Abbas
Languages: Arabic, Hebrew, English
Currency: New Israeli Shekel (ILS)
Major Religions: West Bank: Muslim 75%, Jewish 17%, Other 8%, Gaza Strip: Muslim 98.7%, Christian 0.7%, Jewish 0.6%
Major Ethnicities: West Bank: Palestinian Arab 83%, Jewish 17%, Gaza Strip: Palestinian Arab 99.4%, Jewish 0.6%
Life Expectancy: West Bank: 75.69 years (2014), 75.46 years (2013), Gaza Strip: 74.64 years (2014) , 74.4 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 6.641 billion (2011) All data combines both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 8.022 billion (2011)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 2,900 (2008)
GDP Growth Rate: 5.7% (2011)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 5.3%, Industry 12.4%, Services 82.2% (2012)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 16.1%, Industry 28.4%, Services 55.5% (2010)
Industries: textiles, soap, olive-wood carvings
Agriculture Products: Olives, citrus, vegetables; beef, dairy products
Human Development Index: 0.641 (114th)
Tourism Revenue: 1 million (1998)
Unemployment Rate: 22.6% (2012)

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Army Size: NA
Budget: NA

Current Situation

 

Palestine is located in the Middle East. Palestine is bordered by Egypt, Israel and Jordan. Palestine's economy is hard to evaluate because of the current political situation in the country. Palestine is extremely unstable and has just recently been involved in conflicts with Israel inside the Gaza strip. Until a lasting peace is reached between Israel and Palestine the economy will be unable to grow and will continue to contract.

(2014) Another conflict with Israel in 2014 has effectively crippled the Gaza Strip's economy and growing tensions in Jerusalem have increased tensions with the West Bank.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Palestine
Wikipedia: Palestine

Updated on: November 21st, 2014