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West Bank Geography 2011
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SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


















West Bank Geography 2011
SOURCE: 2011 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2011

Location:
Middle East, west of Jordan

Geographic coordinates:
32 00 N, 35 15 E

Map references:
Middle East

Area:
total: 5,860 sq km
country comparison to the world: 171
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
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
[see also: Land boundaries - total country ranks ]
border countries: Israel 307 km, Jordan 97 km

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

Natural hazards:
droughts

Environment - current issues:
adequacy of fresh water 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: The information regarding West Bank on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of West Bank Geography 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about West Bank Geography 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.






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