Jerusalem District

Jerusalem District
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 - Hebrew מחוז ירושלים
 - Arabic القدس
Cities 2
Local Councils 3
Regional Councils 1
Capital Jerusalem
Area
 - Total 652 km2 (251.7 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 - Total 889,300

The Jerusalem District is one of six administrative districts of Israel. The district capital is Jerusalem. The Jerusalem District has a land area of 652 km². The population of 910,300 is 67.8% Jewish and 30.6% Arab. A fifth (21%) of the Arabs in Israel live in the Jerusalem District, which includes both East and West Jerusalem.[1]

The majority of Arabs in the Jerusalem District are Palestinians, eligible for citizenship under Israeli law, but non-citizens by collective choice. The minority are Israeli Arabs living in Abu Ghosh, Beit Safafa and East Jerusalem, where Israeli Arab professionals have settled since the late 1970s, mainly for the provision of legal and other services to the local population.[2] The non-Jewish population is 28.3% Muslims, 1.8% Christians and 1.4% unclassified by religion.[3]

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Coordinates: 31°45′N 35°00′E / 31.75°N 35°E / 31.75; 35


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