Palestine

The Palestinian territories consist of two physically separate entities, the and the , in the . Their political status is controversial, and they have been under varying degrees of Israeli governance since 1967.

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The is an area located between in the between and , to the north of the . Photo: Sheepdog85, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the capital and largest city of Israel, though most other countries and the United Nations do not recognize it as Israel's capital. Photo: Yonah baby, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a small city located some 10 km south of the Old City of within the , in an "Area A" zone administered by the Palestinian Authority. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The is a Palestinian territory in the . Photo: Moonguard, Public domain.

Palestine

Latitude of center
31.8776° or 31° 52' 39.4" north
Longitude of center
35.2112° or 35° 12' 40.3" east
Population
4,570,000
Elevation
868 metres (2848 feet)
Capital
East Jerusalem
Area
5970 km² (2305 miles²)
Currency
Shekel (ILS)
Phone code
970
Internet domain
.ps
Geo­Names ID
6254930

Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Falesṭin
  • Achinese: Palestina
  • Achinese: Palestine
  • Achinese: Palèstina
  • Afrikaans: Palestina
  • Akan: Palestaen West Bank ne Gaza
  • Albanian: Palestina
  • Amharic: የፍልስጤም ግዛት
  • Amharic: ፍልስጤም
  • Arabic: Palestina
  • Arabic: أرض إسرائيل
  • Arabic: أرض فسلطين التاريخية
  • Arabic: أرض فلسطين
  • Arabic: أرض كنعان
  • Arabic: ارض السلام
  • Arabic: ارض فلسطين
  • Arabic: الأراضي المقدسة
  • Arabic: الفلسطين
  • Arabic: الفلسطيني
  • Arabic: فلسطين
  • Arabic: فلسطين التاريخية
  • Arabic: فلسطينية
  • Arabic: منطقة فلسطين
  • Arabic: موقع فلسطين
  • Aragonese: Autoridat Palestina
  • Aragonese: Autoridá Palestina
  • Aragonese: Estato de Palestina
  • Aragonese: Palestina
  • Armenian: Պաղեստին
  • Armenian: Պետություն Պաղեստին
  • Asturian: Franxa de Gaza
  • Asturian: Palestina
  • Azerbaijani: Fələstin
  • Azerbaijani: Fələstin Bölqüsü
  • Azerbaijani: Fələstin Dövləti
  • Bambara: Palesitini
  • Bashkir: Палестина
  • Bashkir: Фәләстин
  • Basque: Palestina
  • Basque: Palestinako Lurraldeak
  • Belarusian: Палестына
  • Belarusian: Палестынскія тэрыторыі
  • Belarusian: Палесціна
  • Belarusian: Палястына
  • Bengali: ফিলিস্তিন
  • Bengali: ফিলিস্তিন অঞ্চল
  • Bishnupriya: পালেসটিনা
  • Bosnian: Država Palestina
  • Bosnian: Palestina
  • Bosnian: Palestinska Teritorija
  • Breton: Palestina
  • Breton: Tiriadoù Palestina
  • Buginese: Palestina
  • Bulgarian: Палестина
  • Bulgarian: Палестински територии
  • Burmese: ပါလက်စတိုင်း ပိုင်နက်
  • Catalan: Filistin
  • Catalan: Palestina
  • Catalan: Palestins
  • Cebuano: Palestina
  • Central Kurdish: فەلەستین
  • Central Kurdish: فەڵەستین
  • Chechen: ПалестӀина
  • Chinese: Palestine
  • Chinese: 巴列斯坦
  • Chinese: 巴力斯坦
  • Chinese: 巴勒斯坦
  • Chinese: 巴勒斯坦地区
  • Chinese: 巴勒斯坦地區
  • Chuvash: Палестина
  • Cornish: Palestayn
  • Croatian: Palestina
  • Croatian: Palestinsko Područje
  • Czech: Palaestina
  • Czech: Palestina
  • Czech: Palestinská území
  • Danish: De palæstinensiske områder
  • Danish: Palestina
  • Danish: Palæstina
  • Dotyali: प्यालेस्टाइन
  • Dutch: Palestijns
  • Dutch: Palestijnse gebieden
  • Dutch: Palestina
  • Dutch: Palestinie
  • Dutch: Palestinië
  • Dzongkha: པེ་ལིསི་ཊི་ནིཡ ན་ཊེ་རི་ངོ་རི
  • Egyptian Arabic: فلسطين
  • English: Balesitan
  • English: Falasteen
  • English: Felesteen
  • English: Filasṭīn
  • English: Filistin
  • English: Historic Palestine
  • English: Holy Land
  • English: Land of Israel
  • English: Land of Palestine
  • English: Palastine
  • English: Palestina
  • English: Palestine region
  • English: Palestinian Territories
  • English: Palestinian Territory (the Occupied)
  • English: Palestinian Territory, Occupied
  • English: Palestinian Territory
  • English: Palæstina
  • English: Promised Land
  • English: Region of Palestine
  • English: Western Palestine
  • English: the Occupied Palestinian Territory
  • Esperanto: Palestina Teritorio
  • Esperanto: Palestino
  • Estonian: PLE
  • Estonian: Palestiina
  • Estonian: Palestiina ala
  • Ewe: Palestinia nutome
  • Faroese: Palestina
  • Faroese: Palestinskt territorium
  • Finnish: Palestiina
  • French: Palestine
  • French: Territoire palestinien
  • Fulah: Palestiin Sisjordani e Gaasaa
  • Galician: Palestina
  • Galician: Patestinos
  • Ganda: Palesitayini
  • Georgian: პალესთინა
  • Georgian: პალესტინა
  • Georgian: პალესტინის ტერიტორია
  • German: Falastin
  • German: Heiliges Land
  • German: Kanaan
  • German: Palästina
  • German: Palästinensische Autonomiegebiete
  • Greek: Παλαιστίνη
  • Greek: Παλαιστινιακά Εδάφη
  • Gujarati: પેલેસ્ટિનિયન ટેરિટરી
  • Hakka Chinese: Palestine
  • Hausa: Falasdinu
  • Hausa: Palasɗinu
  • Hausa: Palestine
  • Hebrew: א"י
  • Hebrew: ארץ-ישראל
  • Hebrew: ארץ הצבי
  • Hebrew: ארץ הקודש
  • Hebrew: ארץ ישראל
  • Hebrew: השטחים הפלסטיניים
  • Hebrew: פלסטיין
  • Hebrew: פלסתינה
  • Hebrew: פלשתינה
  • Hindi: फ़िलस्तीन
  • Hindi: फ़िलिस्तीन
  • Hindi: फ़िलिस्तीनी राज्यक्षेत्र
  • Hindi: फिलिस्तीन
  • Hindi: फिलिस्तीनी क्षेत्र
  • Hungarian: Palesztin Terület
  • Hungarian: Palesztina
  • Icelandic: Palestína
  • Ido: Palestina
  • Iloko: Palestina
  • Iloko: Palestinia
  • Indonesian: Otoritas Palestina
  • Indonesian: Palestin
  • Indonesian: Palestina
  • Indonesian: Palestine
  • Indonesian: Wilayah Palestina
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Palestina
  • Interlingue: Palestina
  • Irish: An Phalaistín
  • Irish: Na Críocha Pailistíneacha
  • Irish: Palaistín
  • Italian: Palestina
  • Italian: Palestina storica
  • Italian: Stato di Palestina
  • Italian: Territori palestinesi
  • Japanese: イスラエルの地
  • Japanese: パレスチナ
  • Japanese: パレスチナ国
  • Japanese: パレスチナ暫定自治区
  • Japanese: パレスチナ自治区
  • Japanese: パレスティナ
  • Japanese: パレスティナ暫定自治区
  • Japanese: パレスティナ自治区
  • Javanese: Palestina
  • Javanese: Palèstina
  • Kabyle: Falesṭin
  • Kalaallisut: Palæstina
  • Kannada: ಪ್ಯಾಲಿಸ್ಟೇನಿಯನ್ ಪ್ರದೇಶ
  • Kannada: ಪ್ಯಾಲೆಸ್ಟೈನ್
  • Karachay-Balkar: Палестина
  • Kazakh: Палестина
  • Khmer: ប៉ាលេស្ទីន
  • Kikuyu: Ukingo wa Magharibi na Ukanda wa Gaza wa Palestina
  • Kirghiz: Палестина
  • Korean: 팔레스타인
  • Korean: 팔레스타인 국
  • Korean: 팔레스타인 지구
  • Korean: 팔레스티나
  • Kurdish: Filistîn
  • Kurdish: فەلەستین
  • Lao: Palestina
  • Latin: Palaestina
  • Latin: Palaestinia
  • Latin: Terra Sancta
  • Latvian: PLE
  • Latvian: PSE
  • Latvian: Palestīna
  • Ligurian: Palestinna
  • Lingala: Palɛsine
  • Lithuanian: Cisjordanija
  • Lithuanian: Izraelio žemė
  • Lithuanian: Palestinos regionas
  • Lithuanian: Palestinos teritorija
  • Lithuanian: Pažadėtoji žemė
  • Lithuanian: Pietinė Sirija
  • Lithuanian: Pietų Levantas
  • Lithuanian: Priešjordanė
  • Lithuanian: Šventoji žemė
  • Lojban: fistu'a
  • Luba-Katanga: Palesine
  • Luxembourgish: Palestina
  • Macedonian: Палестина
  • Macedonian: Палестински територии
  • Maithili: प्यालेस्टाइन राज्य
  • Malagasy: Palestina
  • Malay: Palestin
  • Malay: Palestina
  • Malay: Palestine
  • Malay: Palestinian Territory
  • Malayalam: Palestine
  • Malayalam: Palestinian territories
  • Malayalam: പലസ്തീൻ
  • Malayalam: പാലസ്തീന്‍ പ്രദേശങ്ങള്‍
  • Malayalam: പാലസ്തീൻ
  • Malayalam: ഫലസ്തീൻ
  • Malayalam: ഫലസ്ത്വീൻ
  • Maltese: Palestinian Territory
  • Marathi: पॅलेस्टाइन
  • Marathi: पॅलेस्टाईन
  • Marathi: पॅलेस्टिनी प्रदेश
  • Marathi: पेलेस्टाईन
  • Mazanderani: فلسطین
  • Min Dong Chinese: Palestine
  • Min Nan Chinese: Cisjordan
  • Min Nan Chinese: Filastiniyya
  • Min Nan Chinese: Gaza Tē-io
  • Min Nan Chinese: Gaza Tē-tāi
  • Min Nan Chinese: Hui-lī-sū
  • Min Nan Chinese: Iok-tàn-hô Sai-hōaⁿ
  • Min Nan Chinese: Pa-le̍k-su-thèng
  • Min Nan Chinese: Palestine
  • Min Nan Chinese: Palestine léng-thó·
  • Min Nan Chinese: Palestine léng-thó͘
  • Min Nan Chinese: Se-hōaⁿ
  • Minangkabau: Palestina
  • Mingrelian: პალესტინა
  • Mongolian: Палестин
  • Nepali: प्यालेस्टनी भू-भाग
  • Nepali: प्यालेस्टाइन
  • North Ndebele: Palestinian West Bank and Gaza
  • Northern Sami: Palestiinná
  • Northern Sami: Palestina
  • Norwegian: Palestina
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Jorsalaland
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Palestina
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Palestinsk territorium
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Jorsalaland
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Palestina
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Palestinsk territorium
  • Occitan (post 1500): Palestina
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܦܠܣܛܝܢ
  • Oriya: ପାଲେସ୍ତେନିଆ
  • Ossetian: Палестинæ
  • Ossetian: Палестина
  • Panjabi: ਫ਼ਲਸਤੀਨੀ ਇਲਾਕੇ
  • Panjabi: ਫਿਲਸਤੀਨ
  • Panjabi: ਫਿਲਿਸਤੀਨੀ ਇਲਾਕਾ
  • Pennsylvania German: Baaleschdi
  • Persian: سرزمین‌های فلسطینی
  • Persian: فلسطین
  • Persian: فلسطینی
  • Persian: فلسطینیان
  • Persian: مناطق خودمختار فلسطینی
  • Persian: مناطق خودگردان فلسطین
  • Persian: مناطق خودگردان فلسطینی
  • Persian: منطقه خودگردان فلسطین
  • Persian: کشور فلسطین
  • Polish: Palestyna
  • Polish: Terytoria Palestyńskie
  • Portuguese: Palestina
  • Portuguese: Palestiniano
  • Portuguese: Palestino
  • Portuguese: Partilha da Palestina
  • Portuguese: Territórios palestinos
  • Pushto: فلسطين
  • Pushto: فلسطین
  • Quechua: Palestina
  • Quechua: Palestine
  • Quechua: Palistina
  • Romanian: Canaan
  • Romanian: Eretz Yisrael
  • Romanian: Falastin
  • Romanian: Palaestina
  • Romanian: Palestina
  • Romanian: Palestina istorică
  • Romanian: Teritoriul Palestinian
  • Romanian: Țara lui Israel
  • Romanian: Țara sfântă
  • Romansh: Territori Palestinais
  • Rundi: Palesitina Wesitibanka na Gaza
  • Russian: Палестина
  • Russian: Палестинские территории
  • Russian: Филистея
  • Samoan: Palesitina
  • Sango: Sêse tî Palestîni
  • Scots: Palestine
  • Serbian: Палестина
  • Serbian: Палестинске територије
  • Serbian: Палестинци
  • Serbo-Croatian: Palestina
  • Serbo-Croatian: Палестина
  • Sicilian: Entità palistinisi
  • Sicilian: Palestina
  • Sicilian: Palistina
  • Sicilian: Territori palistinesi
  • Sicilian: Tirritori Palistinisi
  • Sicilian: Tirritoria Palistinisi
  • Sicilian: Tirritori palistinesi
  • Sinhala: පලස්තීනය
  • Sinhala: පලස්තීන රාජ්‍යය
  • Slovak: Palestína
  • Slovak: Palestínske územie
  • Slovenian: Palestina
  • Slovenian: Palestinska država
  • Slovenian: Palestinska ozemlja
  • Slovenian: Palestinsko ozemlje
  • Somali: Falastiin
  • Somali: Falastiin Daanka galbeed iyo Qasa
  • South Azerbaijani: فیلیسطین
  • Spanish: Geografia de Palestina
  • Spanish: Geografía de Palestina
  • Spanish: Palestina
  • Spanish: Region de Palestina
  • Spanish: Región de Palestina
  • Spanish: Territorios Palestinos
  • Sundanese: Paléstina
  • Swahili: Ukingo wa Magharibi na Ukanda wa Gaza wa Palestina
  • Swedish: Palestina(region)
  • Swedish: Palestina
  • Swedish: Palestiner
  • Swedish: Palestinier
  • Swedish: Palestinsk
  • Swedish: Palestinska
  • Swedish: Palestinska territoriet
  • Swedish: Palestinskt
  • Swiss German: Palestina
  • Tagalog: Palestina
  • Tajik: Фаластин
  • Tamil: பாலஸ்தீனியன் மாஹாணங்கள்
  • Tatar: Fälistin
  • Tatar: Палестина
  • Tatar: Фалистын
  • Tatar: Фәлестин
  • Tatar: Фәлестыйн
  • Tatar: Фәлистин
  • Tatar: Фәлистыйн
  • Tatar: Фәлистыйн автономиясе
  • Tatar: Фәлистыйн милли идарәсе
  • Tatar: Фәләстин
  • Telugu: పాలిస్తినియాన్ ప్రాంతం
  • Thai: Palestinian region
  • Thai: ดินแดนปาเลสไตน์
  • Thai: บริเวณปาเลสไตน์
  • Thai: ประเทศปาเลสไตน์
  • Thai: ปาเลสไตน์
  • Thai: รัฐปาเลสไตน์
  • Tigrinya: የፍልስጤም ግዛት
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Potu Palesitaine
  • Tosk Albanian: Palästina
  • Turkish: Filistin
  • Turkish: Filistin Bölgesi
  • Ukrainian: Палестина
  • Ukrainian: Палестинські Території
  • Ukrainian: Свята Земля
  • Urdu: Palestine
  • Urdu: Palestinian Authority
  • Urdu: Palestinian National Authority
  • Urdu: Palestinian territories
  • Urdu: فلستین
  • Urdu: فلسطين
  • Urdu: فلسطین
  • Urdu: فلسطینی خطے
  • Uzbek: Falastin
  • Vietnamese: Lãnh thổ Palestine
  • Vietnamese: Pa-le-xtin
  • Vietnamese: Palestin
  • Vietnamese: Palestine
  • Vietnamese: Palextin
  • Vietnamese: Pha-lê-tin
  • Vietnamese: Phalêtin
  • Vlax Romani: Palestina
  • Walloon: Palestene
  • Waray (Philippines): Palestina
  • Waray (Philippines): Palestine
  • Welsh: Palesteina
  • Welsh: Palestina
  • Welsh: Palestine
  • Welsh: Palestinia
  • Welsh: Palistina
  • Welsh: Tir Sanctaidd
  • Welsh: Tiriogaeth Palesteina
  • Welsh: Y Tir Sanctaidd
  • Western Frisian: Palestina
  • Western Panjabi: فلسطین
  • Wolof: Palestiin
  • Wolof: Suufi Palestiin
  • Wu Chinese: 巴勒斯坦
  • Wu Chinese: 巴勒斯当
  • Yiddish: פּאַלאַסטינער
  • Yiddish: פּאַלעסטינע
  • Yiddish: פּאלעסטינע
  • Yiddish: פאליסטיניע
  • Yiddish: פאליסטינע
  • Yiddish: פאליסטינער
  • Yiddish: פאליסטינער נאציאנאלער אויטאריטעט
  • Yiddish: פאלעסטין
  • Yiddish: פאלעסטינע
  • Yiddish: פאלעסטינע אויטאנאמיע
  • Yiddish: פאלעסטינער אויטאנאמיע
  • Yiddish: פאלעסטינער אויטאריטעט
  • Yiddish: פאלעשתין
  • Yiddish: פלישתים
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Iwọorun Pakisitian ati Gaṣa
  • Yoruba: Palestine
  • Yoruba: Palẹstínì
  • Yue Chinese: 巴勒斯坦
  • Zulu: i-Palestinian Territories
  • Palestinn-a
  • 巴勒斯坦领土

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