Merry Christmas. A Geography Lesson.

Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ. And being this is a holiday for Christ, let’s have a geography lesson dedicated to it. The maps shows where Jesus Christ was born.

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Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem. It is located in what is now the West Bank, Palestine, next to Israel. Christmas is a holy day for Christians the world over. This city is located 10 km(6.2 miles) south of Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.

This city is located in a region known for its political strife. That said, this entry is going to put this aside. This city has a sizable Palestinian Christian population. The Church of the Nativity is here. This city, being the birthplace of Christ, has a major significance for many Christians. During Christmas time, many tourists come to this city. Tourism is a major industry in Bethlehem(by the way tourism is geographic in nature). This city is a major site for Christian pilgrims.

Merry Christmas, from TheGeoScholar to you. Happy Birthday to Christ. nativity_scene

 

 

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