West Bank Government Profile 2017

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Country nameconventional long form: none
conventional short form: West Bank
etymology: name refers to the location of the region - occupied and administered by Jordan after 1948 - that fell on the far side (west bank) of the Jordan River in relation to Jordan proper; the designation was retained following the 1967 Six-Day War and the subsequent changes in government

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on July 9, 2017

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