Palestine

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Palestine

Autonomous region

Region:
Western Asia
Area:
6,020 km²
Local name:
Filastin
Capital:
Ramallah
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Timezones
Sunrise + Sunset
Climate
Tourism
Infrastructure + Transport
Economy
Inflation Rates
Energy consumption
Telecommunication
Country comparison
Current time in Palestine:
11:35 am
Friday, May 25th, 2018

The countrywide time in Palestine is Eastern European Time (EET).
As in many countries far away from the equator, there is a daylight saving time in summer.
So the difference to Greenwich Mean Time is usually +2 hours in summer and +3 hours in winter.

Timezones and clock changesSunrise and sunset

Bevölkerung

4,552,000
756.1
Ø 71.6 years
Life expectancy females:
Ø 75.4 years
Birthrate:
31.8 ‰
Deathrate:
3.5 ‰
Males/Females:
50.7% : 49.3%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid Palestine 2016
The currency in Palestine is Shekel (ILS).
1 Shekel is divided into 100 Agorot.
Status: 05/25/2018
1 US$ = 3.56 Shekel
1 Shekel = 0.28 US$

The climate in Palestine

The climate in Palestine is subtropical. So it is much drier and warmer than in the most parts of the US or Central Europe. Only in a few humid months per year the intense of rain is a bit higher. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 18 and 33 degrees. In the colder months, the average night temperatures drop down to 8 °C.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

Languages

mother tonguedistribution
Arabic95.9 %
Hebrew4.1 %

Economy more...

(per year)
GDP:12,103.26 M €
Exportations:1,865.1 M €
Importations:6,793.0 M €
Tourism receipts:256.57 M €
Unemployment rate:27.9 %
Inflation rate:-0.22 %
corruption index:26 (very bad)
Energy consumption:5.1 bn kWh

Land use

41% Urban areas:2,496 km²
50% Agricultural areas:2,980 km²
2% Forest:92 km²
8% Others:452 km²

Transport

Roadways:4,686 km
Airports:2

Most important cities in Palestine

CityRegionPopulation
Ramallah / CapitalWest Bank27,000
GazaGaza Strip410,000
Khan YunisGaza Strip173,000
JabalyaGaza Strip169,000
HebronWest Bank160,000
NablusWest Bank130,000




Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

Political stability:
Rule of law:
Effectivity:
Regulatory quality:
Voice accountability:
Death penalty:constitutionally allowed



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