List of Israeli settlements with city status in the West Bank

The four largest settlements have city status (pop. 18,000+), smaller towns have local councils. The international community considers Israeli settlements illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[1]

Settlement Population (2019)[2] City status granted
20,540 1998
Beitar Illit
ביתר עילית
59,270 2001
Ma'ale Adumim
מעלה אדומים
38,155 1991
Modi'in Illit
מודיעין עילית
76,374 2008

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC. 2009-12-10.
  2. ^ "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.