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 conteenous dounset in the warld; its mony historic an archaeological sites attract numerous tourists tae the aurie.

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

On November 7, 1927, a major yirdquauk 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. Archived frae the original on 24 October 2007. Retrieved 3 Februar 2011.
  2. "Laureates 1999". World Heritage Centre.
  3. "Jericho Profile" (PDF). Applied Research Institute – Jerusalem. October 1995. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 2 Februar 2007. Retrieved 3 Februar 2011.

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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