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)
Local an veelage cooncils[eedit | eedit soorce]
Refugee camps[eedit | eedit soorce]
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- ↑ http://www.pcbs.gov.ps/Portals/_pcbs/populati/pop10.aspx Archived 2008-06-16 at the Wayback Machine
- ↑ Bethlehem Public Relations Department, January 10, 2007 + Palestinian National Information Center
- ↑ Palestinian website Archived 2007-12-24 at the Wayback Machine