Jerusalem by the numbers

Jerusalem has the highest population growth among Israel’s large cities.

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May 17, 2015 11:42
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The western wall. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

 
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Forty-eight years after the end of the Six Day War – which reunified the Holy City, divided by the 1949 armistice agreements – Jerusalem is the largest city in the country.

At the end of 2013, its population comprised 829,000 residents – with 522,000 (63%) identifying as Jews or others, and 307,000 (37%) Arabs. Of these, 509,000 were Jewish (61%), 295,000 Muslim (36%), 15,000 Christian (2%) and 10,000 were classified as without religion (1%).

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