Travel Information for West Bank
Time zone:GMT +2 (Palestine standard time)
Daylight savings:None
Main languages:Arabic Other languages:    Hebrew, English
Currency: new Israeli shekels (ILS)

1 = 0.00, $1 = 3.77, £1 = 5.01

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.psInternational Dialling Code:    970

For help planning your trip to West Bank including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our West Bank trip planning page.

Further information on West Bank

Discover more about West Bank - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of west_bank

Total area: 5,860 sq km (220 sq km under water)

Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

Neighbours (border lengths): Israel (307km), Jordan (97km)

Highest mountain: Tall Asur (1,022m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for West Bank from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldNot Free -
Democracy IndexHybrid regime 106/167
Economic FreedomNo Data -
Press FreedomDifficult situation 138/179
ILGA LGBT rightsLimited rights -
Corruption PerceptionsNo Data -
Overall Ranking:    -

Other Data & Links

Status: Territory of Israel

Population: 2,731,052     Density: 466 people/sq km

Ethnic groups: Palestinian Arab and other 83%, Jewish 17%

Religions: Muslim 75% (predominantly Sunni), Jewish 17%, Christian and other 8%

GDP (PPP): $8.02 billion       GDP per capita: $2,900

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.