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Bank of Palestine, in Ramallah
Arabic رام الله
Governorate Ramallah & al-Bireh
Government City (from 1995)
Also spelled Ramallah (officially)
Coordinates 31°54′N 35°12′E / 31.900°N 35.200°E / 31.900; 35.200
Population 27,092 (2007)

16,344  dunams (16.3 km²)

Founded in 16th century
Head of Municipality Janet Mikhail

Ramallah (Arabic: رام الله Rāmallāh is a Palestinian city, in the West Bank. It is 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of Jerusalem. It currently serves as the de facto capital of the State of Palestine, Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian National Authority. The constitutional capital is Jerusalem. Ramallah has over 27,000 people living there. Ramallah was historically a Christian town, but today Muslims form the majority of the population, with about 25% of the people Christians.

The name of the city is made of "Ram", an Aramaic word that means "high place or mountain", and "Allah", the Arabic word for God. It translates as "Height of God".

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