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Palestine Population and religion percentage

Palestine, officially recognized as the State of Palestine by the United Nations and other entities, is a de jure sovereign state in Western Asia & includes the West Bank and Gaza Strip. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the estimated population of  Palestine in 2024 is 5,494,964 (5.5 million to 55 Lakh)

 Palestine 2023 Population
Total Population5,371,230
Land Area 6,000 sq. km (2,300 sq. mi)
Pop. Density850 people/sq. km
Capital CityJerusalem/ Ramallah
Fertility Rate* 3.67
Infant mortality rate ** 15.8
Median Age  20.8 Years
Life Expectancy 74.62 years
Urban Population 80%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Religion in Palestine

Palestine has a Muslim majority and 93% of Palestinians are Muslim, the vast numbers are followers of the Sunni branch of Islam, with a small minority of Ahmadiyya, and 15% being nondenominational Muslims.

About 6% of the population practice Christianity, followed by much smaller religious communities, including Druze and Samaritans.

Religion of Palestinians 

  • Islam – 93%
  • Christianity – 6%
  • Druze and Samaritans – 1%

Source: Wikipedia

Top Cities in Palestine by Population
#CityGovernoratePopulation 
1Gaza City Gaza566,331
2Hebron (al-Khalil)Hebron208,750
3Khan YunisKhan Yunis179,701
4JabaliaNorth Gaza165,110
5RafahRafah158,414
6NablusNablus149,772
7Beit LahiaNorth Gaza86,526
8Deir al-BalahDeir al-Balah70,045
9YattaHebron62,277
10TulkarmTulkarm59,114
11Beit HanounNorth Gaza51,073
12QalqilyaQalqilya50,700
13al-BirehRamallah and al-Bireh47,540
14JeninJenin47,305
15Bani SuheilaKhan Yunis39,941
16ad-DhahiriyaHebron36,820
17DuraHebron36,170
18RamallahRamallah and al-Bireh34,173
19BethlehemBethlehem30,983
20HalhulHebron28,313
Population of Palestine 2024 | Religion in Palestine