This resolution called for the division of Palestine into two states, one Jewish, the other Arab, with an "international regime" to administer Jerusalem.
The resolution spelled out, in detail, the boundaries for the two states. The Jewish state was to receive 56% of Mandate Palestine, an area which contained a population of 498,000 Jews and 407,000 Arabs, according to a United Nations report issued at the time. The Arab state would contain 725,000 Arabs and 10,000 Jews.
Jerusalem, which would be under the purview of the United Nations, had a population of 100,000 Jews and 105,000 Arabs.
The resolution required both states to protect the rights of minorities, and to ensure free access to holy sites.
Both states were also required to establish an "Economic Union of Palestine," which would create, among other things, a common currency and a customs union.