Jericho, the "City of Palms", is a small city within the Palestinian Territories and Israeli-occupied West Bank, close to the northern end of Dead Sea and some 55 km (34 miles) from Jerusalem. A relatively tranquil town, Jericho's reputation for calm and lack of security incidents in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, have made it a natural target for visitors to areas administered by the Palestinian National Authority. Because Jericho is a tourist-orientated town, the Palestinian Authority goes to great lengths to make sure Jericho remains a safe place to visit. There is a constant tourist-police presence in the city and English is spoken by many in the town. A trip to Jericho is a must-do! Jericho is touted as the world's oldest city. Jericho is believed to be 10,000 years old.