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.
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.
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]
- Beit Fajjar
- Beit Jala
- Beit Sahour
- Beit Lahm (Bethlehem)