Jerusalem District

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Jerusalem District
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 • Hebrewמחוז ירושלים
 • Arabicمنطقة اورشليم القدس
Jerusalem District in Israel (+disputed hatched) (semi-Israel areas hatched).svg
Cities2
Local Councils3
Regional Councils1
CapitalJerusalem
Area
 • Total652 km2 (252 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total1,083,300
ISO 3166 codeIL-JM
The route from Jerusalem to Ashdod.

The Jerusalem District (Hebrew: מחוז ירושלים‎; Arabic: منطقة اورشليم (القدس)‎) is one of the regions of Israel. In Israeli law, the capital is Jerusalem. The Jerusalem District has a land area of 652 km². The population of 1,083,300 is 65.6% Jewish and 32.8% Arab.[1] A fifth (21%) of the Arabs in Israel live in the Jerusalem District, if both West Jerusalem and East Jerusalem are counted.[2] Most countries do not agree that all of Jerusalem is a part of Israel.[3]

Most Arabs in the Jerusalem District are Palestinians. They can become citizens of Israel, but they choose not to be. Some are Israeli Arabs living in Abu Ghosh, Beit Safafa and East Jerusalem.[4]Of the people in the Jerusalem 28.3% are Muslims, 1.8% are Christians and 1.4% are unclassified by religion. The rest are Jews.[5]

Administrative sub-regions[change | change source]

Cities Local Councils Regional Councils

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Localities And Population, By Population Group, District, Sub-District And Natural Region" (PDF). Israel census bureau of statistics. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-06-19.
  2. The Future of the Global Muslim Population, PEW Forum
  3. "Jerusalem: Israeli police hit in Palestinian car attack". BBC. 6 March 2015.
  4. "Localities and Population, by Population Group, District, Sub-District and Natural Region" (PDF). Statistical Abstract of Israel. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2011-01-07.
  5. "Localities and Population, by District, Sub-District, Religion and Population Group" (PDF). Statistical Abstract of Israel. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-14.

Coordinates: 31°45′N 35°00′E / 31.750°N 35.000°E / 31.750; 35.000