Palestine is in Western Asia claiming the West Bank (bordering Israel and Jordan) and Gaza Strip (bordering Israel and Egypt) with Jerusalem as the designated capital, although its administrative center is currently located in Ramallah. Palestine has a population of 4,816,503 as of 2016, ranked 123rd in the world.
The state of Palestine is recognised by 136 UN members and since 2012 has a status of a non-member observer state in the United Nations. It is a member of the Arab League, Organization of Islamic Cooperation, G77, and the International Olympic Committee and other international bodies.
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