The Jericho Governorate (Arabic: محافظة أريحا) is ane o 16 Govrenorates o Palestine (admeenistrative destricts) athin the Palestine. It is locatit alang the eastren auries o the Wast Bank, alang the northren Dead Sea an soothren Jordan River valley borderin Jordan. The Governorate spans wast tae the muntains east o Ramallah an the eastren slopes o Jerusalem, includin the northren reaches o the Judean desert. The population o the Jericho Govrenorate is estimatit tae be 31,501, includin approximately 6,000 Palestinian refugees in the Govrenorate's camps.
Agricultur is important tae the economy in the destrict, especially in the valley near Jericho, its caipital. Jericho is aften considered the auldest conteenous dounset in the warld; its mony historic an archaeological sites attract numerous tourists tae the aurie.
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