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West Bank: Geography#

LocationMiddle East, west of Jordan, east of Israel
Geographic Coordinates32 00 N, 35 15 E 32.0,35.25
Land boundariestotal: 404 km
border countries: Israel 307 km, Jordan 97 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Dead Sea -408 m
highest point: Tall Asur 1,022 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainmostly rugged dissected upland, some vegetation in west, but barren in east
Natural Hazardsdroughts
Natural Resourcearable land
Land Usearable land: 7.39%
permanent crops: 10.96%
other: 81.64% (2011)
Climatetemperate; temperature and precipitation vary with altitude, warm to hot summers, cool to mild winters
Irrigated Land240 sq km; note - includes Gaza Strip (2003)
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuesadequacy of freshwater supply; sewage treatment
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; highlands are main recharge area for Israel's coastal aquifers; there are about 355 Israeli civilian sites including about 145 small outpost communities in the West Bank and 32 sites in East Jerusalem (2010 est.)