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Biggest Cities of Mandatory Palestine with a Map

With the help of a map, can you name the 100 most populous cities of the British Mandate of Palestine in 1945?
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According to the Village Statistics, 1945.
Settlements that were permanently depopulated in 1948-1950 coloured in red. Partially depopulated and later resettled settlement in orange.
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Population
City
Largest Religion
%
166,660
Tel Aviv
99,6
157,080
Jerusalem
61,7
128,800
Haifa
51,2
94,310
Jaffa
53,9
34,250
Gaza City
96,8
24,560
Hebron
99,3
23,250
Nablus
96,1
17,250
Petah Tikva
99,1
16,780
Lydda
88,8
15,160
Ar-Ramleh
78,4
14,200
Nazareth
60,5
12,360
Acre
80,0
11,930
Safed
76,2
11,310
Tiberias
53,0
11,220
Khan Yunis
99,6
10,020
Rehovot
99,8
9,910
Al-Majdal
99,0
9,700
Dura
100
9,100
Ramat Gan
100
8,820
Bethlehem
72,9
8,100
Rishon LeZion
100
8,090
Tulkarm
96,2
7,520
Hadera
99,7
6,730
Salama
99,1
5,850
Qalqilya
99,8
5,800
Al-'Abbasiyya
97,0
5,800
Givatayim
100
5,760
Bnei Brak
100
5,570
Beersheba
96,2
5,420
Yibna
99,6
5,270
Tirat al-Lawz
99,4
5,260
Yatta
100
5,230
Kiryat Haim
100
5,180
Baysan
91,3
5,080
Ramallah
87,4
5,070
Hamama
98,6
~5,000
Tubas
100
4,910
Isdud
94,0
4,900
Netanya
100
4,670
Al-Faluja
100
4,650
Herzliya
100
~4,500
Umm al-Fahm
100
4,330
Saffuriyya
99,7
4,320
Kfar Saba
100
4,290
Al-Tayyiba
100
4,120
Balad as-Shaykh
100
4,030
Yazur
99,5
3,990
Jenin
96,2
3,840
Bayt Dajan
96,6
3,830
Tarshiha
81,9
Population
City
Largest Religion
%
3,820
Silwan
96,3
3,810
Arraba
100
3,760
Ad-Dhahiriya
100
3,710
Al-Dawayima
100
3,710
Bayt Jala
94,6
~3,700
'Ajjur
~99
3,670
Qabatiya
100
3,640
Shafa 'Amr
42,8
3,520
Jabaliya
100
3,460
Samakh
95,9
3,380
Halhul
100
3,290
Ra'anana
100
3,280
Holon
100
3,220
Bani Suheila
100
3,180
Al-Tira
100
3,180
Ayn Karim
78,9
3,070
Al-Safiriyya
100
3,020
Kafr 'Ana
92,7
3,010
Jericho
85,3
~3,000
Ya'bad
100
2,970
Ijzim
95,2
2,950
Al-Bassa
53,8
2,920
Al-Bireh
90,4
2,850
Silat ad-Dhahr
100
~2,800
Anabta
~99
2,770
At-Tur
85,9
2,770
Bayt Sahur
86,6
2,750
Bayt Daras
100
2,740
Burayr
100
2,740
Kiryat Motzkin
100
2,710
Sa'ir
100
2,650
Attil
100
2,600
Sakhnin
88,8
2,590
Burqa
93,0
2,560
Dayr al-Balah
98,4
2,550
Lifta
99,2
2,530
Pardes Hanna
73,5
2,520
Al-Masmiyya al-Kabira
99,6
2,520
As-Samu
100
2,520
Al-Yamun
100
2,480
Aqir
100
2,430
Bayt Jibrin
100
2,420
Al-Jura
100
2,410
Barbara
100
2,400
Bayt Mahsir
100
2,380
Zarnuqa
100
2,370
Shuweika
100
2,350
Lubya
100
2,310
Afula
99,5
2,310
Bayt Nabala
100
7 Comments
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Level 55
Jun 16, 2024
Please refrain from writing politically charged comments.
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Level 67
Mar 11, 2024
Crazy how low all these populations were just a hundred years ago. Biggest cities with 60,000 and 20,000 while today they have multiple cities well on their way to a million inhabitants
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Level 55
Mar 11, 2024
Yep. A city of 100,000 was considered huge for a large part of history. Though in this case, historical Palestine had become a sparsely populated backwater for the longest time, especially under late Ottoman rule.
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Level 61
Mar 11, 2024
The Religion files aren't working
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Level 55
Mar 11, 2024
Seems to be working fine on every alternative browser and device I have.
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Level 72
Jun 27, 2024
Nice quiz! Turned into a "guess Biblical cities" game pretty fast, lol.
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Level 55
Jun 28, 2024
Thanks! It's unfortunately true that a lot of the places that were depopulated were ancient settlements. Modern-day Ashdod, Ashkelon and Tzipori (Sepphoris) have their newer urban cores located some distance away from the ancient cores for example.