The West Bank is a landlocked territory, located in the Middle East. The West Bank shares boundaries to the west, north, and south with the state of Israel, and to the east, across the Jordan River, with the Kingdom of Jordan. The West Bank also contains a significant coastline along the western bank of the Dead Sea.
The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, has a land area of 5640 km2 and 220 km2 water, the northwest quarter of the Dead Sea. It has an estimated population of 2622544 (June 2012). More than 80 percent, are Palestinian Arabs, and approximately 500000 are Jewish Israelis living in the West Bank, including about 192,000 in East Jerusalem, in Israeli settlements.