Bethlehem Govrenorate

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The Bethlehem Govrenorate (Arabic: محافظة بيت لحم‎) is ane o 16 Govrenorates o Palestine athin the Palestine. It covers an aurie o the Wast Bank, sooth o Jerusalem. Its principal ceety an deestrict caipital is Bethlehem Municipality. Accordin tae the Palestinian Central Bureau o Statistics, its population wis 180,116 in mid-year 2006.[1]

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the Bethlehem Municipality, the ceety haes a total aurie o 575 km² (222.3 mi²). O this aurie, 80 km² (30.8 mi²) in currently unner the control o the Palestinian Naitional Authority.[2][3]

Politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Politically, the Bethlehem Governorate is something o a stranghauld o the Palestinian left. At the Palestinian legislative election, 2006 the Popular Front for the Liberation o Palestine an The Alternative baith haed their best votes there. Its current govrenor is Salah al-Tamari.

Localities[eedit | eedit soorce]

The govrenorate consists o 10 municipalities, 3 refugee camps, an 58 rural destricts

Municipalities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Local an veelage cooncils[eedit | eedit soorce]

Refugee camps[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Archived 2008-06-16 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Bethlehem Public Relations Department, January 10, 2007 + Palestinian National Information Center
  3. Palestinian website Archived 2007-12-24 at the Wayback Machine

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Coordinates: 31°39′N 35°18′E / 31.65°N 35.3°E / 31.65; 35.3