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The Jenin Governorate (Arabic: محافظة جنينMuḥāfaẓat Ǧanīn; Hebrew: נפת ג'נין Nafat J̌anin) is one of 16 Governorates of Palestine. It covers the northern extremity of the West Bank, including the area around the city of Jenin.

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According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics 2007 Census, the Governorate had a population of 256,619[1] living in 47,437 households.[1] 100,701 inhabitants (or 39%) were under the age of 15 and 80,263 (or 31%) were registered refugees.[1] According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics 1997 Census, the Governorate had a population of 195,074.[2]

It is the only governorate in the West Bank where the majority of control of land is under the Palestinian National Authority. Four Israeli settlements were evacuated as a part of Israel's unilateral disengagement plan in 2005.


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  1. ^ a b c 2007 Locality Population Statistics Archived 2010-12-10 at the Wayback Machine Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  2. ^ "Palestinian Population by Locality, Subspace and Age Groups in Years [Jenin Governorate]". Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). 1997. Retrieved 2010-12-25.

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