Economy & Social

Man standing beside his crops.

Before the closing of Shuhada Street 1994 it was the main street for commercial life in the whole south West Bank.

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

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%

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.