Palestine, State of

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 931,926
1960 1,068,886
1970 1,124,293
1980 1,509,821
1990 2,081,347
2000 3,204,572
2010 4,012,880
2020 5,139,917
2025 5,768,635
2050 8,906,480
2075 11,485,928
2100 12,865,808
source: UN - WPP 2012 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the State of Palestine
Capital Ramallah
Region Western Asia
ISO code PS
Statistical agency Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics


Administrative units

administrative unitsnative namecapital [native name]area in
sq.km.
population
1997-12-09
census
population
2007-12-01/12
census
population
2014-07-01
estimate
Gaza Stripقطاع غزة 3651,022,2071,416,9631,760,037
Deir al Balah, governorateدير البلحDeir al Balah58147,877205,413255,705
Gaza, governorateغزةGaza City74367,388496,691606,749
Khan Yunis, governorateخانيونسKhan Yunis108200,704270,828331,017
North Gaza, governorateشمال غزةJabalya (?)61183,373270,493348,808
Rafah, governorateرفحRafah64122,865173,538217,758
West Bankالضفة الغربية 5,6551,873,4762,350,5832,790,331
Jenin, governorateجنينJenin583203,026256,619303,565
Tubas DistrictطوباسTubas40236,60950,26162,627
Tulkarm, governorateطولكرمTulkarm246134,110157,988178,774
Nablus, governorateنابلسNablus605261,340320,830372,621
Qalqilya, governorateقلقيليةQalqilya16672,00791,217108,049
Salfit DistrictسلفيتSalfit20448,53859,57069,179
Ramallah & al Bireh, governorateرام الله والبيرةAl Bireh855213,582279,730338,383
Jericho & al Aghwar, governorateاريحا والأغوارJericho (Ariha)59332,71342,32050,762
Jerusalem, governorateالقدسJerusalem (Al Quds)345328,601363,649411,640
Bethlehem, governorateبيت لحمBethlehem (Beit Lahm)659137,286176,235210,484
Hebron, governorateالخليلHebron (Al Khalil)997405,664552,164684,247
total  6,0202,895,6833,767,5464,550,368
source: Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
note: The numbers for Jerusalem are based on the projected number of population in those parts of Jerusalem which were annexed in 1967 by Israel. (Note: the word annexed is used by the PCBS, it should not be taken as a political statement by GeoHive.)

Main cities

namenative namepopulation
2007-12-01/12
census
Gazaغزة449,477
Hebron (Al Khalil)الخليل163,146
Khan Yunisخان يونس142,613
Nablusنابلس-126,132
Jabalyaجباليا123,200
Rafahرفح121,710
Beit Lahiyaبيت لاهيا64,437
Deir al Balahدير البلح54,399
Tulkarmطولكرم51,300
source: Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
note: Urban areas around Jerusalem are missing, as there is no specific data for the localities.