Area of the eastern Mediterranean region, covering 6,220 km2 of land across the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, The population of the State of Palestine is 4,780,978 , (2,881,687 at the west bank, 1,899,291 at Gaza strip) .
600,000 Israeli settlers live in Palestinian Territories at illegal settlements, in contradiction of international law.
The Gaza Strip borders the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Egypt to the south, and Israel to the north and east. The West Bank is bordered by Jordan to the east, and Israel to the north, south, and west.
The majority of the Palestinian population are Muslims (93%), mostly of the Sunni branch. There is also a significant minority of Christians (6%) and smaller minorities of Samaritans.
On 15 December 1988, the State of Palestine's declaration of independence of November 1988 was acknowledged in the General Assembly with Resolution 43/177, as well State of Palestine is recognized by 137 UN members and since 2012.