Salfit Governorate

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The Salfit Governorate (Arabic: محافظة سلفيتMuḥāfaẓat Salfīt; Hebrew: נפת סלפיתNafat Salfit) is one of 16 Governorates of Palestine. It is located in the northwestern West Bank, bordered by the governorates of Ramallah and al-Bireh to the south, Nablus to the east and Qalqilya in the north as well as, Israel to the west. Its district capital and largest city is Salfit.

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the governorate had a population of 64,129 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.[1] In the PCBS's census in 1997, which registered 46,671 residents, refugees accounted for 7.7% of the total population.[2] There were 23,758 males and 22,913 females.[3]


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  1. ^ Projected Mid -Year Population for Salfit District by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  2. ^ Palestinian Population by Locality and Refugee Status Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  3. ^ Palestinian Population by Locality, Sex and Age Groups in Years Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics

Coordinates: 32°7′5.5″N 35°5′25″E / 32.118194°N 35.09028°E / 32.118194; 35.09028

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