The following HTML text is provided to enhance online
readability. Many aspects of typography translate only awkwardly to HTML.
Please use the page image
as the authoritative form to ensure accuracy.
FIGURE 2.1 The study area—Israel, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
SOURCE: Redrawn from published maps.
Population and Economy
As of 1995, the combined population in the study area was about 12 million (Table 2.1). Population distribution is highly variable; for the most part, population centers are confined to areas of higher precipitation