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BY THE NUMBERS

One desert, two solitudes Add to ...

Israel

West Bank

Gaza Strip

Area

20,770 sq km

5,860 sq km

360 sq km

Population

7,473,052

2,568,555

1,657,155

Median age

29.4

21.3

17.7

Pop. growth rate

1.584%

2.097%

3.201%

Birth rate

19.24 /1,000 pop.

24.56/1,000 pop.

35.3/1,000 pop.

Death rate

5.47/1,000 pop.

3.58/1,000 pop.

3.29/1,000 pop.

Infant mortality

4.12/1,000 births

14.92/1,000 births

17.12/1,000 births

Life expectancy

80.96 years

75.01

73.92

Fertility rate

2.7 children/woman

3.05 children/woman

4.74 children/woman

Literacy rate

97.1%

92.4%

92.4%

GDP per capita

$29,500

$2,900

$820

Unemployment

6.4%

16.5 %

40%

Pop. below poverty line

23.6%

18.3 %

38.0%

Pop. density

321/sq km

438/sq km

4,118/sq km

Sources: CIA World Factbook; Palestinian Authority

 

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