According to the recent estimates of the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics for the year 2011, the totalpopulation of Nablus governorate is estimated at 348,023 inhabitants. While Nablus city population including the refugee camps is 170,069. Nablus governorate includes 61 population localities (including Nablus city) with
total population of 192,103 inhabitants in the urban areas, 122,474 inhabitants in the rural areas, and 33,446 inhabitants in the refugee camps (Askar, Balata, and Ein Beit El-Maa’).24The total size of Nablus District land area is approximately 605 km , while the size of Nablus city land area is 29 km2 only. As for the total built area, it is about 8.7 km 2 represents 30% of overall land size of the city.