South Asian Union (SAU) "Proposal To Build A South Asian Union"



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Location :
Palestine lies on the western edge of the Asian continent and the eastern extremity of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bounded on the north by Lebanon and Syria; to the west by the Mediterranean Sea; to the south by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula; and to the east by Jordan.

Area : Land area of historic Palestine: 26,323 km2 (10,162 miles2)

West bank : 5,800 km2; 130 km long and 40-65 km in width

Gaza strip : 365 km2; 45 km long and 5-12 km in width (self-rule area: 210 km2

Capital of palestine : Jerusalem

Major cities :
Land area of historic Palestine (Occupied 1948) Haifa, Jaffa, Safad, Asqalan, Akko, Ramlah.West Bank

North : Jenin, Tulkarem, and Nablus

Centre : Jerusalem, Jericho, Ramallah

South : Bethlehem, Hebron

Gaza : Gaza City, Khan Younis, Rafah

Climate :
A Mediterranean climate prevails in Palestine. Summers are hot and dry. Winters are rainy and cold. The weather in Gaza is fair and warm in winter, and hot and dry in the summer. The average temperature in the West Bank in the summer is 29 degrees Celsius, in winter it is 12 degrees Celsius.

Ports : Gaza Port (under construction)

Airports : Gaza International Airport

Currency : Three currencies are being used in Palestine; US $ Jordanian Dinar New Israeli Shekel


Official Language : Arabic.
In addition to Arabic, a large percentage of the population speaks English, and many speak Hebrew and French.


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