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Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate

The Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate is one of 16 Governorates of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. It covers a large part of the central West Bank, on the northern border of the Jerusalem Governorate. Its district capital or muhfaza (seat) is the city of al-Bireh.

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the district had a population of 279,730 in 2007. Its governor is Dr. Laila Ghannam, the first Female Governor.

Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate Localities

According to PCBS, the governorate has 78 localities including refugee camps in its jurisdiction. Thirteen localities retain the status of a municipality.

Cities

  • Ramallah : 27,460
  • Beitunia : 19,761
  • al-Bireh : 38,202
  • Rawabi : under construction

Municipalities

The following localities in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate have populations over 5,000

  • Bani Zeid
  • Bani Zeid al-Sharqiya
  • Beit Liqya
  • Bir Zeit
  • Deir Dibwan
  • Deir Jarir
  • al-Ittihad
  • Kharbatha al-Misbah
  • al-Mazra'a ash-Sharqiya
  • Ni'lin
  • Silwad
  • Sinjil
  • Turmus Ayya
  • al-Zaitounah

Village councils

The following localities in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate have populations over 1,000.

  • Aboud
  • Abu Qash
  • Abwein
  • Ajjul
  • 'Atara
  • Beitin
  • Bil'in
  • Beit Rima
  • Beit Sira
  • Beit Ur al-Fauqa
  • Beit Ur al-Tahta
  • Budrus
  • Burqa
  • Deir Ibzi
  • Deir Abu Mash'al
  • Deir Qaddis
  • Deir as-Sudan
  • Dura al-Qar
  • Ein 'Arik
  • Ein Qiniya
  • Ein Yabrud
  • al-Janiya
  • Jifna
  • Kafr Ein
  • Kafr Malik
  • Kafr Nima
  • Khirbet Abu Falah
  • Kobar
  • al-Lubban al-Gharbi
  • Mazra'a ash-Sharqiya
  • al-Midya
  • al-Mughayyir
  • Qarawat Bani Zeid
  • Qibya
  • Rammun
  • Rantis
  • Ras Karkar
  • Saffa
  • Shuqba
  • Surda
  • Taybeh

Refugee camps

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