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Palestine usually refers to:

  • Palestine (region), a geographical and historical region in the Middle East
  • State of Palestine, a modern de jure sovereign state in the Middle East recognized by 136 UN members and with non-member observer state status in the United Nations
  • "Palestinian territories", or "occupied Palestinian territories", terms referring to the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip which are occupied or otherwise under the control of Israel
    • Palestinian National Authority, also known as the Palestinian Authority, an interim self-government body established in 1994 to govern parts of the territories. Since 2013, the Palestinian National Authority is officially referred to as the State of Palestine by most international organisations.

Palestine may also refer to:

Historical political entities

  • Syria Palaestina or Roman Palestine, a Roman province (135-390 CE), a province of the Roman Empire following merger of renamed Iudaea with Roman Syria
  • Palaestina Prima, a Byzantine province in the Levant from 390 to c. 636, comprising the Galilee and northern Jordan Valley
  • Palaestina Secunda, a Byzantine province in the Levant from 390 to c. 636, comprising the shoreline and hills of the Southern Levant (Judea and Samaria)
  • Palaestina Salutaris alias Palestina Tertia, a Byzantine province established in the 6th century, covering the Negev and Transjordan
  • Jund Filastin (638 – 10th century), one of the military districts of the Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphate province of Bilad al-Sham (Syria)
  • Mutasarrifate of Jerusalem (1872-1917), also known as the "Sanjak of Jerusalem", an Ottoman district commonly referred to as "Southern Syria" or "Palestine". The district encompassed Jerusalem, Gaza, Jaffa, Hebron, Bethlehem and Beersheba.
  • Mandatory Palestine (1920–1948), a geopolitical entity under British administration

Other places

Brazil

  • Palestina, Alagoas
  • Palestina, São Paulo
  • Palestina de Goias

Colombia

  • Palestina, Caldas
  • Palestina, Huila

Ecuador

  • Palestina, Ecuador

Guatemala

  • Palestina de Los Altos

Iraq

  • Palestine Hotel, a hotel in Baghdad
  • Palestine Street, a street located in eastern Baghdad

Netherlands

  • Palestina (Nijkerk) [nl], a small hamlet within the municipality of Nijkerk

Poland

  • Palestyna, Łódź Voivodeship
  • Palestyna, Podlaskie Voivodeship

Saudi Arabia

United Kingdom

  • Palestine, Hampshire, a village near Andover
  • Palestine Place, headquarters of the Church of England's organization Church's Ministry Among Jewish People, in London

United States

People

  • Charlemagne Palestine, American composer

Other

  • Palestine (horse), racehorse who won the 2,000 Guineas in 1950

See also



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