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Jerusalem District

Jerusalem District
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 • Hebrew מחוז ירושלים
 • Arabic منطقة القدس
Cities 2
Local Councils 3
Regional Councils 1
Capital Jerusalem
 • Total 652 km2 (252 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 1,029,300
The route from Jerusalem to Ashdod.

The Jerusalem District (Hebrew: מחוז ירושלים‎; Arabic: منطقة القدس‎) is one of six administrative districts of Israel. The district capital is Jerusalem. The Jerusalem District has a land area of 652 km². The population of 910,300 is 67.8% Jewish and 30.6% Arab. A fifth (21%) of the Arabs in Israel live in the Jerusalem District, which includes both East and West Jerusalem.[1] East Jerusalem is under Israel occupation and Israel's annexation has not been recognized by the international community.[2]

The majority of Arabs in the Jerusalem District are Palestinians, eligible for citizenship under Israeli law, but non-citizens by collective choice. The minority are Israeli Arabs living in Abu Ghosh, Beit Safafa and East Jerusalem, where Israeli Arab professionals have settled since the late 1970s, mainly for the provision of legal and other services to the local population.[3] The non-Jewish population is 28.3% Muslims, 1.8% Christians and 1.4% unclassified by religion.[4]

Administrative sub-regions

Cities Local Councils Regional Councils

The Jerusalem Municipality, including East Jerusalem and other annexed parts of the West Bank, constituted with 125 km² about 19% of the Jerusalem District in 2008.[5]

See also


  1. ^ The Future of the Global Muslim Population, PEW Forum
  2. ^ "Jerusalem: Israeli police hit in Palestinian car attack".  
  3. ^ "Localities and Population, by Population Group, District, Sub-District and Natural Region" (PDF). Statistical Abstract of Israel.  
  4. ^ "Localities and Population, by District, Sub-District, Religion and Population Group" (PDF). Statistical Abstract of Israel.  
  5. ^ Statistical Yearbook 2012, Table I/2 – Area of the State of Israel, Jerusalem District and the Municipal Area of Jerusalem and Selected Localities, 2008. Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies.

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