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Encyclopedia > Demographics of the West Bank

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: 45% (male 463,644; female 440,211)
15-64 years: 52% (male 531,711; female 511,256)
65 years and over: 3% (male 32,107; female 41,369) (2000 est.)


Population growth rate: 3.38% (2000 est.)


Birth rate: 36.73 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)


Death rate: 4.49 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)


Net migration rate: 1.51 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 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: 0.78 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2000 est.)


Infant mortality rate: 22.33 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)


Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 72.08 years
male: 70.39 years
female: 73.86 years (2000 est.)


Total fertility rate: 5.02 children born/woman (2000 est.)


Nationality:
noun: NA
adjective: NA


Ethnic groups: Palestinian Arab and other 83%, Jewish 17%


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


Languages: Arabic, Hebrew (spoken by Israeli settlers and many Palestinians), English (widely understood)


Literacy:
definition: NA
total population: NA%
male: NA%
female: NA%

See also : West Bank

  Results from FactBites:
 
West Bank (1004 words)
Supporters of this view commonly refer to the West Bank and Gaza as the "occupied territories." The vast majority of Palestinians also feel that the West Bank ought to be a part of their sovereign nation, and that the presence of Israeli military forces is a violation of that sovereignty.
Annexation of the West Bank and assimilation of the Palestinian population to full-fledged Israeli citizens.
The 1993 Oslo accords declared the final status of the West Bank to be a subject to a forthcoming settlement between Israel and the Palestinian leadership.
Why War? Keywords: West Bank (1709 words)
The West Bank or Judea and Samaria is the name of a region in Southwest Asia which is to the west of the Jordan River that was occupied by Israel in 1967, not including the Gaza Strip.
The boundaries between the state of Israel and the West Bank are clearly defined and are consitutued by the area west of the river Jordan transferred to Jordania as a result of the 1949 Armistice Agreement which followed the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.
The vast majority of Palestinians also feel that the West Bank ought to be a part of their sovereign nation, and that the presence of Israeli military forces is a violation of that sovereignty (see Palestinian Authority).
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