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About Palestine

Palestine, officially known as the State of Palestine is an Arab country within Israel. The country has 2 prominent regions naming the West Bank adjoining Jordan and Gaza Strip adjoining Egypt. Palestine has been in conflict with Israel even from the days of World War. Palestine is known for its leader Yasser Arafat.

Economically, Tourism plays an important role in Palestine as East Jerusalem falls within the West Bank Region of Palestine

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionMiddle East
Capital CityRamallah
Government Typesemi-presidential multi-party republic
Official LanguagesArabic
CurrencyIsraeli new shekel, ILS
Phone Code +970
Important CitiesGaza City, Nablus, Hebron (al-Khalil), Jenin, Ramallah
National DayNational Day (Nov-15)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking117
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Handicrafts,Stonecutting,Transportation.
Major ExportsArticles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica, Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions , Plastics and articles thereof, Iron and steel, Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, lime and cement, Articles of iron or steel, Aluminium and articles thereof, Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers, Footwear, gaiters and the like
Major Exports to IndiaCereals, Ceramic products, Pharmaceutical products, Aluminium and articles thereof, Organic chemicals, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Other made-up textile articles, sets, worn clothing , Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica , Sugars and sugar confectionery, Plastics and articles thereof, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit
Major ImportsMineral fuels, mineral oils , Electrical machinery and equipment , Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Residues and waste from the food industries, prepared animal fodder, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Pharmaceutical products, Iron and steel, Plastics and articles thereof, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Live animals, Cereals
Major Imports from IndiaLead and articles thereof, Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Coffee, tea, maté and spices, Cereals, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Live trees and other plants, bulbs, roots, Dairy produce, birds' eggs, natural honey, Meat and edible meat offal, Sugars and sugar confectionery
Foreign Relations
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Trade Agreements with IndiaIndia-Palestine annual bilateral trade is worth around US$ 46.2 million (Indian exports : US $ 46 million and Indian Imports : US $ 153,000 according to figures given by Palestinian Ministry of National Economy). Indian exports include marble, granite and other stones, Basmati Rice, raw material for making vaccines, coffee, cashew nuts, sugar, sweet biscuits, sacks and bags for the packing of goods etc. Palestinian exports are mainly virgin olive oil and its fractions, dates etc.
Bordering NationsEgypt, Israel, Jordan
Member of(Organisation of Islamic Cooperation)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Mahesh Kumar
Honourable Representative of India
Representative Office of India
PO Box 1344, Mahatma Gandhi Street Beitunia, Ramallah
Email: roi@roiramallah.org
Phone: 970 (or +972) -2-2903033/4/6
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr Adnan Abu Alhaijaa
Honourable Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the State of Palestine
E.P.-29-B, Diplomatic Enclave Chanakyapuri New Delhi - 110021 India
Email: embassy71@gmail.com
Phone: (+91) 11-2410 8062 / 3

 

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