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Things to Know about Palestine


Palestine Flag The State of Palestine (دولة فلسطين) is the holy land the Middle East, is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. There are many ancient civilizations where Judaism and Christianity are located. As there are people of two specific religions, there are long-lasting influences of religion, trade, culture and politics. Many nations, such as the inhabitants of Canaan, the ancient Egyptians, the ancient Greeks, were ruled by people from different regions. Most of the people today depend on agriculture. Their main occupation is sheep rearing and wheat cultivation.

Capital and Population

The largest cities of Palestine are the Gaza Strip, Ramallah, and the west arrow. The country's declared capital is east Jerusalem. According to the declaration of OIC Baitul Muqaddas was declared as the permanent capital of Palestine on August 22, 2019. The official language of the country is Arabic and 99% is Muslim. The country declared independence in 1988. 138 countries recognize Palestine as an independent state.

The population of Palestine is not very large. Approximately 48, 16,503. The area of the country is 6,020 square kilometers (2,320 square miles). 800 people live per square kilometer. In 1978, the Arab League declared Palestine an independent state on an emergency basis. Because the Palestinians could speak at the UN but did not have the right to vote.