West Bank Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in West Bank?

Geography - note:

landlocked; 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

Climate:

temperate; temperature and precipitation vary with altitude, warm to hot summers, cool to mild winters

West Bank Use of Natural Resources

West Bank Environment

Climate:

temperate; temperature and precipitation vary with altitude, warm to hot summers, cool to mild winters

Terrain:

mostly rugged dissected upland, some vegetation in west, but barren in east

Natural Resources:

arable land

Natural Hazards:

droughts

Irrigated Land:

93 Square Miles
240 Square Kilometers

Environmental Issues:

adequacy of fresh water supply; sewage treatment

West Bank Geography

Geographic Location Middle East
Total Area 2,263 Square Miles
5,860 Square Kilometers
Land Area 2,178 Square Miles
5,640 Square Kilometers
Water Area 85 Square Miles
220 Square Kilometers
Land Boundaries 251 Miles
404 Kilometers
Irrigated Land 93 Square Miles
240 Square Kilometers
Border Countries Israel 307 km, Jordan 97 km
Geographic Coordinates 32 00 N, 35 15 E
Terrain mostly rugged dissected upland, some vegetation in west, but barren in east
Highest Point 1,022 Meters
Highest Point Location Tall Asur 1,022 m
Lowest Point -408 Meters
Lowest Point Location Dead Sea -408 m
Natural Resources arable land
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