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Dating back more than 10,000 Years, Jericho is the oldest city in the world. Its population of around 27,000 makes it the smallest of the eight major cities in the West Bank. It is located 36 km northeast of Jerusalem, and is situated at 250 m below sea level making it the lowest point on the face of earth. Within an area of no more than 15 km2, Jericho has some of the world’s most important and most fascinating historical and archaeological sites. There are at least four different historical centers in the City of Jericho.