More than five million people live in Palestine, a sovereign state in Western Asia. It is important to note that Palestine's long history and culture are of great relevance. Many people worldwide have a soft spot in their hearts for Palestine, but there are many things about this country that they don't know. For millennia, Palestine has been inhabited by humans, and it is now home to some of the most sacred places in the Abrahamic religious traditions of the world. The Rashidun Caliphate, the first power to accept the return of Jews after their expulsion by the Romans over half a millennium earlier, brought Islam to the region in the 7th century. Here are a few of the most intriguing facts regarding the Palestinian state.

50 Fascinating Facts

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Located in the Middle East, Palestine is a nation that includes the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
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Palestine has a total land area of 2,401 square miles (6,220 square kilometers)
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Palestinians are the locals' names for themselves.
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The summers in Palestine are moderate to hot, and the winters are pleasant.
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In Palestine, Arabic and Hebrew are both recognized as official languages.
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In Palestine, Christians, Muslims, and Jews all celebrate Christmas on three separate days.
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Olives, vegetables, citrus fruits, and flowers are all grown in Palestine, raising cattle, and producing milk.
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Fruits, vegetables, flowers, olives, stones, and occasionally fish are the primary exports.
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At 6.2 square miles (16 square kilometers), it had a population of 27,092 people in 2009, making it the largest city in the country.
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Several giant wild creatures, notably the Nubian Ibex (a desert-dwelling goat species) and numerous kinds of migrating birds, may be seen in Palestine.
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The official currencies are the Jordanian Dinar and the Israeli New Shekel.
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73.74 years is the average lifespan here.
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Many industries are represented, including quarrying and textile production, wood carvings; soap; furniture; tourism and food processing; and food processing.
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Because of the Greeks' affection for this region of Philistines, they named it "Philistia," where the name "Palestine" comes from.
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Jerusalem serves as the Palestinian nation's capital.
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Chronic malnutrition affects 11 Palestinian youngsters in every 100.
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The United Nations have repeatedly denounced only Palestine as a country in need of help.
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The number of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East is recorded in a register. There are currently 4,618,141 Palestinian refugees living in the Middle East alone, with an additional 5.5 million in other parts of the world.
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There are three different Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem each year: one on December 25th, one on January 6th, and one on January 18th, according to the Armenian and Greek Orthodox churches.
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Israeli officials' poor urban planning has resulted in a housing shortage for Palestinians. There are about 225,000 Palestinians who might be displaced because of this.
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Palestinians utilize the pound as their currency, exactly like they did under the British Mandate of Palestine (1927–1948).
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The Currency Board of Palestine issues Palestinian Pounds in milliliters, the smallest unit.
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In 1968, the Palestine Constitution was ratified, and the present Palestinian administration adheres to its laws and regulations.
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British archaeologist Dorothy Garrod conducted the earliest comprehensive study of Palestine's Old Stone Age
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"Olives" have played an important role in Palestinian life for ages.
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Most Palestinians are Muslim, although there is a substantial Christian minority as well.
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Arabic is the country's official language, and the script reads from right to left.
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One in four Palestine residents or more than half live in poverty, with most poverty-stricken regions clustered around Gaza City.
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Four million people live in the Palestinian territories, which include the West Bank (2.5 million), Gaza (1.5 million), and East Jerusalem (800,000).
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Olive groves cover 45 per cent of Palestine's territory. Most of this property is located on the West Bank.
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The only Arab country still commonly viewed as the defender of Middle Eastern peace after leaving its terrible past is Palestine.
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In Palestinian society, lesbians and homosexuals are not tolerated.
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Palestine is home to the lowest point of elevation on the planet, the Dead Sea.
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One of Palestine's most recognizable emblems is the olive tree. More than two-thirds of all U.S. fruit trees are figs.
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The oldest olive trees in the world may be found in Palestine, dating back approximately 4,000 years.
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Many families have been harvesting olives from the same orchards for hundreds of years, passing down their knowledge of olive tree care down the generations.
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Tourism is the primary source of income for Palestine.
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The cement, textile, olive-related, and mining and quarrying industries all play a vital role in Palestine's economy.
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Unemployment in Palestine is currently at 24.00 per cent, despite all of this. Apart from Israel, Palestine's export share is 63% to Israel and 23% to the rest of the world (according to 2015 statistics).
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According to some estimates, Palestine's GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is $10 billion (2012 est.). In the West Bank, the GDP per capita is $1924 and $876, respectively (in the Gaza Strip).
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There is a complicated system in place to collect taxes in Palestine. Taxes collected by the Palestinian Authority in 2005 totaled $34 million.
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People from all over the world are drawn to Palestine because it is a lovely place.
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Gazelle is the country's official animal symbol. Gazella is the scientific name of the gazelle. This animal's speed is legendary; it can run at up to 100 kilometers per hour.
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The national flower of Palestine is the Palestinian Poppy. This field is located in Faqqua, a settlement on the West Bank.
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As an intriguing fact, Palestine doesn't have an airport to fly in and out of.
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3G networks are not available to Palestinians.
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More than 7 million Palestinians live in refugee camps in Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon in exile. This is one of the facts of Palestine.
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1.9 million Palestinians live in the Gaza Strip under a brutal blockade.
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After World War One, the British took control of the whole territory around Palestine and Israel.
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Several Palestinian issues stem from Israeli settlements in the region. Concerning Palestinian human rights, this is an issue of concern across the globe.

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