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Years of Development

About Hebron

2.1 Demographics

The governorate has a population of over 750,000

  • The city itself has a population of about 250,000
  • The youth make up over 60% of the population
  • It is the largest West Bank city in terms of population and area
  • It has three Universities which graduate 4,000 students annually

2.2 Economic Indicators

  • 38 - 40% Contribution to the Palestinian GDP
    • Most of the economic activities are commercial and industrial
  • More than 3,200 industrial establishments
    • 98% are considered Micro and Small Businesses
    • Most are family owned businesses 
  • Unemployment rate in the city is 22%

2.3  Hebron’s Contribution to Palestinian Economy

  • 38 - 40% of Palestine’s GDP
  • 55% of Palestine’s commercial activities
  • 28% of the agricultural and food industries sectors
  • 60% of the natural stone reserves
  • 45% of Palestine’s industrial sector output
  • 75% of the leather and shoes industry sector
  • 22% of industrial establishments
  • 60% of the jewelry and goldsmith manufacturing sector output.