Quick Data on West Bank
|Short Name||West Bank|
|Total Area||5,860 sq km|
Geography of West Bank
As a country in Middle East, with coordinates at 32 00 N, 35 15 E, West Bank neighbors Israel 330 km, Jordan 148 km. The terrain in West Bank is described as mostly rugged, dissected upland in west, flat plains descending to Jordan River Valley to the east, with an average elevation point of n/a. The climate of West Bank: temperate; temperature and precipitation vary with altitude, warm to hot summers, cool to mild winters.
|Surface Total||5,860 sq km|
|Land Surface||5,640 sq km|
|Water Surface||220 sq km|
|Land Boundaries||478 km|
|Neighbor Countries||Israel 330 km, Jordan 148 km|
|Lowest Elevation Point||n/a|
|Highest Elevation Point||Khallat al Batrakh 1,020 m|
Resources of West Bank
The country enjoys many types of natural resources, with the main ones being arable land. The agricultural land occupies 43.30% of West Bank, while the land covered with forests is estimated at 1.50%.
|Percent of Total Land||Surface Sq km||Data|
|Agricultural Land||43.30%||2,442 sq km||2011 est.|
|Irrigated Land||240 sq km||2012|
|Forest Land||1.50%||85 sq km||2011 est.|
|Other Land||55.20%||3,113 sq km||2011 est.|
Population of West Bank
The population of the country is estimated at 2,900,034 people, with the biggest urban area having n/a. Known as NA, the people from West Bank come from diversified ethnic groups such as Palestinian Arab, Jewish, other. The official language is Arabic. Religions: Muslim 80-85% (predominantly Sunni), Jewish 12-14%, Christian 1-2.5% (mainly Greek Orthodox), other, unaffiliated, unspecified under 1% (2012 est.).
|Other Languages||Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by Israeli settlers and many Palestinians), English (widely understood)|
|Birth Rate||25.2 births / 1000 population (2020 est.)|
|Death Rate||3.4 deaths / 1000 population (2020 est.)|
|Urban Population||76.70% of total population (2020)|
|Physicians Density||1.45 physicians/1,000 population (2017)|
|Hospital Beds Density||1.3 beds/1,000 population (2018)|
Governing Type of West Bank
West Bank is a n/a. The legal system makes use of n/a.
|Citizenship by Birth||n/a|
|Citizenship by Descent||n/a|
|Residency Requirement for Naturalization||n/a|
Economy of West Bank
From a population total of 2,900,034, the labor force is 1.24 million (2017 est.). The main products in agriculture are: olives, citrus fruit, vegetables; beef, dairy products. Among the main industries considerable for the economy are: small-scale manufacturing, quarrying, textiles, soap, olive-wood carvings, and mother-of-pearl souvenirs. Its exports cover stone, olives, fruit, vegetables, limestone. The main import products are: food, consumer goods, construction materials, petroleum, chemicals.
|Exports||$2.126 billion (2017 est.)|
|Imports||$6.565 billion (2017 est.)|
|GDP / Capita||$4,300 (2014 est.)|
|Electricity Production||1.093 billion kWh (2016 est.)|
|Electrification Rate||electrification – total population: 100% (2016)|
|Internet Penetration Rate||57.40% (July 2016 est.)|
For latest imports and exports data we recommend checking the website for the National Bank of West Bank, statistics sectio