An increase of 35 per cent. in the population of Palestine as compared with the figures of the census taken in October 1922 is revealed in the figures of the new Palestine census taken this week, it is announced here to-day. According to the new census, there are now 1,035,154 souls in the country, as compared with 757,182 at the time of the 1922 census. The population of the Jewish town of Tel Aviv is 46,062. The figures giving the proportion of Jews, Moslems, Christians, etc. are not yet available.
The census taken by the Palestine Government in October 1922 showed that the total population of 757,182 in the country at that time included 590,890 Mohammedans, 83,794 Jews, and 73,024 Christians. There were also 7,028 Druses and 163 Samaritans, as well as several other small groups.
In Jerusalem, with a total population of 62,578, there were 33,971 Jews, 14,699 Christians, and 13,413 Mohammedans. No separate figures were given in the 1922 census report for Tel Aviv, which was lumped together with Jaffa, whose total population of 47,709 was made up of 20,699 Mohammedans, 20,152 Jews, and 6,850 Christians. The most notable growth in the Jewish population, it was pointed out, however, at that time, was in Jaffa, where the number of Jews had more than doubled in recent years, owing to the phenomenal growth of Tel Aviv.
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