As the world’s largest refugee population, a result of the forced expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in 1948 and again in 1967, the Palestinian people are very dispersed globally.
Exact figures for each country are hard to pinpoint, and depend on how nationalities are categorised with each generation or with cross-nationality families.
Many may be surprised to learn that outside of the Arab world, the country with the highest Palestinian population in the world is Chile. With an estimated half a million Palestinians living there, this is the largest population outside only of Palestine itself, Jordan and Syria.
An estimated 100,000 Palestinians live in Europe, mostly across: the UK, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland. Germany’s capital Berlin has a huge Palestinian community of around 30,000-40,000 Palestinians.
Despite many building lives in their new communities across the world, the “right of return” remains an important pillar of identity for Palestinians globally.
See our breakdown of where Palestinians are living outside of Palestine, based on estimated figures.