Administrative divisions of the Palestinian territories

After the signing of the Oslo Accords, the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip were divided into three areas (Area A, Area B, and Area C) and 16 governorates under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian National Authority. Since 2007, there were two governments claiming to be the legitimate government of the Palestinian National Authority, one based in the West Bank and one based in the Gaza Strip. From 2013, the Palestinian National Authority completed transformation into the State of Palestine.

Name Population
Area (km2) density[3]
West Bank 2,580,200 5,671 417.86
Gaza Strip 1,588,700 360 3,934.83
Total 4,168,900 6,031 627.80

West Bank

Governorate[4] Population[4] Area (km2)[4]
Jenin Governorate 281,200 583
Tubas Governorate 56,600 372
Tulkarm Governorate 169,000 239
Nablus Governorate 348,000 592
Qalqilya Governorate 100,000 164
Salfit Governorate 64,600 191
Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate 310,200 844
Jericho Governorate 46,700 608
Jerusalem Governorate
(including Israeli annexed East Jerusalem)
389,300 344
Bethlehem Governorate 194,100 644
Hebron Governorate 620,400 1,060
Total 2,580,200 5,671

Gaza Strip

Governorate[4] Population[4] Area (km2)[4]
North Gaza Governorate 309,400 61
Gaza Governorate 551,800 70
Deir al-Balah Governorate 230,700 56
Khan Yunis Governorate 301,100 108
Rafah Governorate 195,600 65
Total 1,588,700 360

See also

ISO 3166-2:PS


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