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West Bank Geography 2012

SOURCE: 2012 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











West Bank Geography 2012
SOURCE: 2012 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 8,

Location:
Middle East, west of Jordan, east of Israel

Geographic coordinates:
32 00 N, 35 15 E

Map references:
Middle East

Area:
total: 5,860 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 172
land: 5,640 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 220 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
note: includes West Bank, Latrun Salient, and the northwest quarter of the Dead Sea, but excludes Mt. Scopus; East Jerusalem and Jerusalem No Man's Land are also included only as a means of depicting the entire area occupied by Israel in 1967

Area - comparative:
slightly smaller than Delaware

Land boundaries:
total: 404 km
border countries: Israel 307 km, Jordan 97 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
0 km (landlocked)
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
none (landlocked)

Climate:
temperate; temperature and precipitation vary with altitude, warm to hot summers, cool to mild winters

Terrain:
mostly rugged dissected upland, some vegetation in west, but barren in east

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Dead Sea -408 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - lowest point country ranks ]
highest point: Tall Asur 1,022 m
[see also: Elevation extremes - highest point country ranks ]

Natural resources:
arable land

Land use:
arable land: 16.9%
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 18.97%
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
other: 64.13% (2001)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
180 sq km; note - includes Gaza Strip (2003)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Natural hazards:
droughts

Environment - current issues:
adequacy of freshwater supply; sewage treatment

Geography - note:
landlocked; highlands are main recharge area for Israel's coastal aquifers; there are about 355 Israeli civilian sites including about 145 small outpost communities in the West Bank and 32 sites in East Jerusalem (2010 est.)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding West Bank on this page is re-published from the 2012 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of West Bank Geography 2012 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about West Bank Geography 2012 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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