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    West Bank Geography - 1989

      Total area: 5,860 km2
      land area: 5,640 km2; includes West Bank, East Jerusalem, Latrun Salient, Jerusalem No Man's Land, and the northwest quarter of the Dead Sea, but excludes Mt. Scopus

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Delaware

      Land boundaries: 404 km total; Israel 307 km, Jordan 97 km;

      Coastline: none--landlocked

      Maritime claims: none--landlocked

      Disputes: Israeli occupied with status to be determined

      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

      Natural resources: negligible

      Land use: 27% arable land, 0% permanent crops, 32% meadows and pastures, 1% forest and woodland, 40% other

      Environment: highlands are main recharge area for Israel's coastal aquifers

      Note: landlocked; there are 171 Israeli settlements in the West Bank and 14 Israeli-built Jewish neighborhoods in East Jerusalem

      NOTE: The information regarding West Bank on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of West Bank Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about West Bank Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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