- Officially: The State of Palestine
- Proclaimed capital: Jerusalem
- Administrative center: Ramallah
- The entirety State of Palestine has been occupied by Israel since the Six-Day War in 1967.
- Population: 4,816,503
- Area: 6,020 km2 (2,320 sq mi)
- West Bank: 5,860 km2
- Gaza Strip: 360 km2
- The Gaza Strip borders the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Egypt to the south, and Israel to the north and east.
- The West Bank is bordered by Jordan to the east, and Israel to the north, south, and west.
- Largest city: Gaza City
- The State of Palestine is recognized by 137 UN member countries.
- 71% of the 193 member states of the United Nations recognize the State of Palestine.
- Palestine is not recognized by Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, the USA, and Israel.
- Of the EU’s 28 member states, only Sweden, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia recognize Palestinian statehood
- The UNWTO reported that in 2017 Palestine had the fourth biggest year-over-year percentage increase in international tourist arrivals.
- Lonely Planet writes the West Bank is not the easiest place in which to travel but the effort is richly rewarded.
- Driving side: Right
Safety & Security
- Parts of the Palestine territories are considered some of the most dangerous destinations for travellers. (2019)
News about Palestine
This page was last updated on 2021.03.18 by Robert Vinet