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Palestinian Authority Governorates

After the signing of the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian territories of Gaza Strip and the West Bank were divided into three areas (Area A, Area B, and Area C) and 16 governorates under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian National Authority.

Gaza Strip

North Gaza Governorate

The North Gaza Governorate is one of 16 Governorates of the Palestinian National Authority in the Gaza Strip which is administered by the Palestinian National Authority. Its total land area consists of 61 sq. kilometers.

Gaza Governorate

The Gaza Governorate is one of 16 Governorates of the Palestinian National Authority located in the north central Gaza Strip which is administered by the Palestinian National Authority. Its total land area consists of 70 sq. kilometers.

Deir al-Balah Governorate

The Deir el-Balah Governorate is one of 16 Governorates of the Palestinian National Authority in the central Gaza Strip which is administered by the Palestinian National Authority. Its total land area consists of 56 sq. kilometers.

Khan Yunis Governorate

The Khan Yunis Governorate is one of 16 Governorates of the Palestinian National Authority, located in the southern Gaza Strip. Its district capital is Khan Yunis. Its total land area consists of 108 sq. kilometers.

Rafah Governorate

The Rafah Governorate is a governorate of the Palestinian National Authority in the southernmost portion of the Gaza Strip. Its total land area consists of 65 sq. kilometers. Its district capital or muhfaza is the city of Rafah located on the border with Egypt.

West Bank

Jenin Governorate

The Jenin Governorate is one of a number of Governorates of the West Bank and Gaza Strip within the Palestinian Territories, it covers the northern extremity of the West Bank including the area around the city of Jenin.

Tubas Governorate

The Tubas Governorate is an administrative district of the Palestinian National Authority in the northeastern West Bank. It district capital or muhfaza is the city of Tubas. In 2007, the population was 50,267.

Tulkarm Governorate

The Tulkarm Governorate is an administrative district and one of 16 Governorates of the Palestinian National Authority located in the northwestern West Bank. The governorate's land area is 268 square kilometers.

Nablus Governorate

The Nablus Governorate is an administrative district of the Palestinian National Authority located in the Central Highlands of the West Bank, 53km north of Jerusalem. It covers the area around the city of Nablus which serves as the muhfaza (seat) of the governorate.

Qalqilya Governorate

The Qalqilya Governorate is an administrative area of the Palestinian National Authority in the northwestern West Bank. Its capital or muhfaza (seat) is the city of Qalqilya that borders the Green Line.

Salfit Governorate

The Salfit Governorate is one of 16 Governorates of the Palestinian National Authority. It is located in the northwestern West Bank, bordered by the governorates of Ramallah and al-Bireh to the south, Nablus to the east and Qalqilya in the north. Its district capital and largest city is Salfit.

Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate

The Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate is one of 16 Governorates of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It covers a large part of the central West Bank, on the northern border of the Jerusalem Governorate. Its district capital or muhfaza (seat) is the city of al-Bireh.

Jericho Governorate

The Jericho Governorate is one of 16 Governorates of the Palestinian National Authority (administrative districts) within the Palestinian territories. It is located along the eastern areas of the West Bank, along the northern Dead Sea and southern Jordan River valley bordering Jordan.

Jerusalem Governorate

The Jerusalem Governorate is one of 16 Palestinian governorates situated in the central portion of the West Bank. The district capital is East Jerusalem. The total land area of the governorate is 331.6 km2.

Bethlehem Governorate

The Bethlehem Governorate is one of 16 Governorates of the West Bank and Gaza Strip within the Palestinian Territories. It covers an area of the West Bank, south of Jerusalem. Its principal city and district capital is Bethlehem Municipality. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, its population was 180,116 in mid-year 2006.

Hebron Governorate

The Hebron Governorate is an administrative district of the Palestinian National Authority in the southern West Bank.

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