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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?Presidentia
Official LanguagesArabic
CurrencyIsraeli new shekel, ILS,Egyptian pound
Phone Code +970
Important CitiesGaza City, Nablus, Hebron (al-Khalil), Jenin, Ramallah
National DayNational Day (Nov-15)
GDP (nominal)USD 18.109 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking117
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Handicrafts,Stonecutting,Transportation.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsEgypt, Israel, Jordan
Member of(Organisation of Islamic Cooperation)
Major ExportsFruits and Nuts, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Edible Oils & Seeds, Building & Construction Products & Services, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Vegetables and Related Products, Spices, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Cereals & Pulses, Machinery & Appliances, Cosmetics and Accessories, Electrical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Household Items & Products, Books and Papers, Wood and Pulp
Major ImportsCereals & Pulses, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Machinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Pharmaceutical Products, Electrical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Plastics and Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Books and Papers, Live Animals and Animal Products, Ceramic Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.167 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 1.748 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 1.581 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
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.
Major Exports to IndiaFruits and Nuts, Spices, Cereals & Pulses, Edible Oils & Seeds, Vegetables and Related Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Mining, Metals & Minerals
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Machinery & Appliances, Wood and Pulp, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Retail & Fmcg Products, Cereals & Pulses, Arms and Ammunitions
India's Imports ValueUSD 0.42 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 2.65 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 2.23 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for PalestineRepresentative Office of India
H.E. Ms. Renu Yadav
Representative of India to the State of Palestine
PO Box 1344, Mahatma Gandhi Street Beitunia, Ramallah
970 (or +972) -2-2903033/4/6

Embassy Details of Palestine in IndiaEmbassy of the State of Palestine
H.E. Mr. Adnan Mohammad Jaber Abualhayjaa
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
EP-29 B, Diplomatic EnclaveChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2614 6605, 2614 2859 (O)