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Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind



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Palestinian Authority

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Please refer also to Israel.

Mail for the Palestinian Authority areas (West Bank and Gaza Strip) may be routed through Israel.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Palestinian Authority - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



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International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Palestinian Authority - Address formats


   Note: This section last updated 24th January 2021

Palestinian addresses, when written in Latin-script, have the format:

   Recipient name 
   District name 
   Thoroughfare name 
   Region name 
   Postal town[ ]POSTAL CODE 

For example:



For mail routed through Israel, post for the Palestinian Authority areas should contain the full address in Israeli format, with extra lines containing “Gaza Strip” or “West Bank”, and with the extra line “Via Israel”, in this way:


Palestinian Authority - Postal codes


   Note: This section last updated 24th January 2021

The Palestinian Authority introduced a postal code system on 1st January 2021. The new postal code has the format:


and is written to the right of the postal city name. The first digit refers to the governorate, the second to a postal sector within the governorate and the third to a postal zone within that sector. The final four digits indicate the final delivery point. At the current time using the first four characters of the code (P999) is sufficient for postal routing purposes.

Postal code ranges currently in use are:

Governorate Postal code range
Bethlehem (محافظة بيت لحم) P150-P199
Deir el-Balah (محافظة دير البلح) P900-P929
Gaza (محافظة غزة) P840-P899
Hebron (محافظة الخليل) P700-P799
Jenin (محافظة جنين) P200-P299
Jericho (أريحا‎ محافظة) P550-P599
Jerusalem (Quds) (القدس‎ محافظة) P100-P149
Khan Yunis (محافظة خان يونس) P930-P969
Nablus (نابلس‎ محافظة) P400-P499
North Gaza (محافظة شمال غزة) P800-P839
Qalqilya (قلقيلية‎ محافظة) P340-P379
Rafah (محافظة رفح‎) P970-P999
Ramallah and Al-Bireh (محافظة رام الله والبيرة) P600-P699
Salfit (سلفيت‎ محافظة) P380-P399
Tubas (طوباس‎ محافظة) P500-P549
Tulkarm (طولكرم‎ محافظة) P300-P339

image Individual postal codes resolve to single building or small group of buildings level

Palestinian Authority - Postal code format graphic


Palestinian Authority - Postal code format

Palestinian Authority - Postal code specifics

Palestinian Authority - Postal code regular expression


Palestinian Authority - Postal code level of coverage


Palestinian Authority - Postal code map

image Click on the map for a larger version

Palestinian Authority - Administrative districts


   Note: This section last updated 24th January 2021

The Palestinian Authority areas are split into 16 governorates External, listed in the postal codes section above.

Administrative districts graphic



  1. ^ citypopulation.de/en/palestine/admin/ External 20230116

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