Where is Palestine in the World?

Palestine is the subject of considerable political controversy, and these historical issues affect how it is viewed in a geographic sense as well. There is a wealth of discussion circling about regarding the country to which Palestine belongs. Palestine technically separated from Israel in November of 1988, but everyone does not respect this official declaration of independence. Depending on personal preferences and political beliefs, people might disagree with Palestine being classified as separate from Israel.

For example, Russian government officials - as do advocates for Palestine’s total freedom - define Palestine as an independent sovereign state, meaning it does not associate with any country and rules itself on its own terms. In other words, Palestine is self-governed. No matter the specific defining points, it is clear that Palestine includes parts of, if not all of, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. An inarguable aspect of Palestine’s location is that it is part of the Middle East. For the sake of consistency, the information in this article will rely on data collected by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).

Levels of Elevation: Highest, Lowest, and Average Points

In most areas, Palestine hovers around an elevation of 1,000 feet above sea level. The tallest point in Palestine is estimated to be 2,890 feet above sea level. This point is located at the top of a mountain by the name of Jabal aţ Ţūr in the West Bank. The lowest point of elevation is located in the Dead Sea, where the depth drops to 1,407.48 feet below sea level.

GPS Coordinates and Location Relative to Other Countries

Palestine is positioned at a latitude of 31.9522° N and a longitude of 35.2332° E. Situated in the eastern hemisphere, Palestine is north of the equator, placing it in the northern hemisphere as well.

Total Area, Population, and Density of Palestine

The total area of Palestine is approximately 2,400 square miles. The most recent census, conducted in 2018, reports that Montenegro has a population of approximately 5,109,814 people. The population density can be found using these two values. By dividing the population by the total area of Palestine, we can determine an estimate of the number of people in Palestine compared to the available land. In other words, the population density is about 2,129.08, meaning there are roughly 2,130 people per square mile in Palestine.

Official NameState of Palestine
Common NamePalestine
LanguagesArabic
Area6,220 km²
Bordering CountriesIsrael
Egypt
Jordan
Calling Code970
CapitalRamallah
CurrencyIsrael Shekel
DemonymPalestinian
LandlockedNo
Lat/Long31.9°, 35.2°
ContinentAsia
RegionAsia
SubregionWestern Asia
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