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Country Profile
Palestine is a rich country in both its history and culture. It is situated at the crossroads between Africa, Europe and the Middle East .Palestine has a unique blend of languages, cultures and beliefs. It is also home to some of the most significant religious monuments in the world, the following schedule describes the socio-political characteristics of the country, and the basics to start a business in the vibrant and emerging market of Palestine.

Official Name

State of Palestine



International code


Internet code


Size of Palestinian Areas    

6,450 km²


300 Days of Sunshine

Average temperatures: 
Winter: High: 16°C , Low: 7°C
Summer: High: 27°C , Low: 15°C

Estimated Population End 2021 

14,001,613 Population worldwide:

5,290,925 Population in Palestine

6,287,633 Population in Arab Countries

749,441 Population in Foreign Countries

1,673,614 Population in Occupied Lands of 1948

Governorates of Palestine:  

Northern Governorates: Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem, Ramallah and Al-Bireh, Jericho, Salfit, Nablus, Qalqilya, Tulkarm, Jenin, Tubas
Southern Governorates: Gaza, North Gaza, Khan Younis, Deir El Balah, Rafah 


Arabic (official language)
English (common) 
French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish are widely spoken

GDP at Constant Price 2020 (Value in Million USD)


GDP per Capita at Constant Price 2020 (USD)


GDP at Current Price 2020  (Value in Million USD)


GDP per Capita at Current Price 2020 (USD) *


Total Registered Value of Exports 2020 (Value in Million USD)


Total Registered Value of Imports 2020 (Value in Million USD)


Percentage of Households Who have Computer Desktop, Laptop, Tablet (2019)


Number of Fixed Telephone Lines,2020


Literacy Percentage,2020


Illiteracy  Percentage,2020


Bachelor degree and above


Used Currencies:

(Palestinian Pound: currently not in use)

Currently used currencies: New Israeli Shekel (NIS) Jordanian Dinar (JD) US Dollar(USD); EURO


Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.