About Palestine

The West bank is 5,860 square kilometres (about a fifth the size of Wales). The population is 2,676,740 (estimate for July 2013). 56% of the population are under 25 and the average age of the total population is 22, compared to the UK’s 30%. The population growth rate is just over 2%

The population is made up of 76% Arab and 17% Jewish. In terms of religion 75% are Muslim, 17% Jewish and 8% Christian. Life expectancy is 75 and the literacy rate is 92%.

The overall unemployment rate is 23% and the rate among 15-24 year olds is 39%. 18% of the population live below the poverty line.

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