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Encyclopedia > Demographics of the Palestinian territories

The Palestinian territories, occupied — according to the United Nations terminology — since the 1967 Six-Day War, include the West Bank and the Gaza strip. Demographics of these territories therefore include both those of the Gaza strip and those of the West Bank. Source provided by the CIA World Fact Book, July 2006. The West Bank map The Gaza Strip map Palestinian territories is one of a number of terms used to describe, from Arab point of view, areas captured by Israel in the Six-day War of 1967, whose political status has been the subject of negotiations between Israel and the Palestine... United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Combatants Israel Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iraq Commanders Yitzhak Rabin, Moshe Dayan, Uzi Narkiss, Israel Tal, Ariel Sharon Abdel Hakim Amer, Abdul Munim Riad, Zaid ibn Shaker, Hafez al-Assad Strength 50,000 troops (264,000 including mobilized reservists); 197 combat aircraft Egypt 150,000 troops; Syria 75,000; Jordan 55... Demographics is a shorthand term for population characteristics. Demographics include race, age, income, mobility (in terms of travel time to work or number of vehicles available), educational attainment, home ownership, employment status, and even location. ... The World Factbook is an annual publication by the United States with basic almanac-style information about the various countries of the world. ...

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Demographics of the West Bank

Population: 2,460,492
note: in addition, there are some 187,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and fewer than 177,000 in East Jerusalem (July 2004 est.) See also: Demographics of Israel, demographics section in Gaza strip Population: 2,020,298 note: in addition, there are some 171,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and about 172,000 in East Jerusalem (July 2000 est. ...


Age structure:
0-14 years: 42.9% (male 541,110; female 515,202)
15-64 years: 53.7% (male 676,427; female 644,347)
65 years and over: 3.4% (male 35,440; female 47,966) (2006 est.)


Population growth rate: 3.06% (2006 est.)


Birth rate: 31.67 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)


Death rate: 3.92 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)


Net migration rate: 2.8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)


Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.74 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2006 est.)


Infant mortality rate:
total population: 19.15/1,000 live births
male: 21.12/1,000 live births
female: 17.05/1,000 live births (2006 est.)


Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 73.27 years
male: 71.5 years
female: 75.15 years (2006 est.)


Total fertility rate: 4.28 children born/woman (2006 est.)


Nationality:
noun: Palestinians
adjective: Palestinian


Ethnic groups: Palestinian Arab and other 83%, Jewish 17% The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... This article describes some ethnic, historic, and cultural aspects of the Jewish identity; for a consideration of the Jewish religion, refer to the article Judaism. ...


Religions: Muslim 75% (predominantly Sunni), Jewish 17%, Christian and other 8%


Languages: Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by Israeli settlers and many Palestinians), English (widely understood) The Arabic language (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), or simply Arabic (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Hebrew (עִבְרִית or עברית, ‘Ivrit) is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by more than seven million people in Israel and Jewish communities around the world. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.9%
male: 96.3%
female: 87.4% (2003 est.)

See also : West Bank

Demographics of the Gaza Strip

Population: 1,428,757


Age structure:
0-14 years: 48.1% (male 351,642; female 335,060)
15-64 years: 49.4% (male 360,147; female 345,318)
65 years and over: 2.6% (male 15,231; female 21,359) (2006 est.)


Population growth rate: 3.71% (2006 est.; see also: Demographic trap)


Birth rate: 39.45 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)


Death rate: 3.8 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)


Net migration rate: 1.48 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)


Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female
total population: 1.04 male(s)/female (2006 est.)


Infant mortality rate:
total population: 22.4/1,000 live births
male: 23.48/1,000 live births
female: 21.27/1,000 live births (2006 est.)


Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 71.97 years
male: 70.67 years
female: 73.34 years (2006 est.)


Total fertility rate: 5.78 children born/woman (2006 est.)


Nationality:
noun: Palestinians
adjective: Palestinian


Ethnic groups: Palestinian Arab and other 99.4%, Jewish 0.6% The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... This article describes some ethnic, historic, and cultural aspects of the Jewish identity; for a consideration of the Jewish religion, refer to the article Judaism. ...


Religions: Muslim 98.7% (predominantly Sunni), Christian 0.7%, Jewish 0.6%


Languages: Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by many Palestinians), English (widely understood) The Arabic language (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), or simply Arabic (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Hebrew (עִבְרִית or עברית, ‘Ivrit) is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by more than seven million people in Israel and Jewish communities around the world. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Literacy:
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 91.9%
male: 96.3%
female: 87.4% (2003 est.)

See also : Gaza Strip

See also

Before 1948 Palestine reffered to Israel, and Palestinians reffered to Jews in Israel. ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... The West Bank The Palestinian National Authority (PNA or PA) is a semi-autonomous state institution nominally governing the bulk of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip (which it calls the Palestinian Territories). It was established as a part of Oslo accords between the PLO and Israel. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The World Factbook is an annual publication by the United States with basic almanac-style information about the various countries of the world. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

External links

  • CIA World Fact Book
  • PA demographics American-Israel Demographic Research Group

 
 

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