Jericho Govrenorate

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The Jericho Governorate (Arabic: محافظة أريحا‎) is ane o 16 Govrenorates o Palestine (admeenistrative destricts) athin the Palestine. It is locatit alang the eastren auries o the Wast Bank, alang the northren Dead Sea an soothren Jordan River valley borderin Jordan. The Governorate spans wast tae the muntains east o Ramallah an the eastren slopes o Jerusalem, includin the northren reaches o the Judean desert. The population o the Jericho Govrenorate is estimatit tae be 31,501, includin approximately 6,000 Palestinian refugees in the Govrenorate's camps.[1]

Agricultur is important tae the economy in the destrict, especially in the valley near Jericho, its caipital. Jericho is aften considered the auldest continuous settlement in the warld; its mony historic an archaeological sites attract numerous tourists tae the aurie.

Elishia's Park (an aa cried Elisee's Spring an Ein el-Sultan) is an oasis in the Jericho Destrict that is hame tae orchards, palm groves, banana plantations, an ither flora.[2]

On November 7, 1927, a major earthquake epicentered near Jericho, which lies on the Great Rift Valley, killed 350 fowk an caused major damage in the Breetish Mandate for Palestine.[3]

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  1. "The Administrative Divisions of Governorates (Jericho)". Palestinian National Information Centre – Palestinian National Authority. 
  2. "Laureates 1999". World Heritage Centre. 
  3. "Jericho Profile". Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem. October 1995. 

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Coordinates: 32°01′29.72″N 35°26′43.73″E / 32.0249222°N 35.4454806°E / 32.0249222; 35.4454806