Abasan al-Saghira

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This article is about the town in the southern Gaza Strip. For the nearby city, see Abasan al-Kabera.
Abasan al-Saghira
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic عبسان الصغيرة
 • Also spelled Abasan al-Jadida (official)
Abasan al-Saghira is located in the Palestinian territories
Abasan al-Saghira
Abasan al-Saghira
Location of Abasan al-Saghira within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°20′25.85″N 34°20′40.57″E / 31.3405139°N 34.3446028°E / 31.3405139; 34.3446028Coordinates: 31°20′25.85″N 34°20′40.57″E / 31.3405139°N 34.3446028°E / 31.3405139; 34.3446028
Governorate Khan Yunis
Government
 • Type Municipality
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 5,650

Abasan al-Saghira (Arabic: عبسان الصغيرة‎) is a Palestinian agricultural town located 2km southeast of Khan Yunis in the Khan Yunis Governorate in the southern Gaza Strip. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Abasan al-Saghira had a population of 5,650 Muslim inhabitants.

History[edit]

In 1886, at the end of the Ottoman era, Abasan al-Saghira consisted of about ten huts, with old building stones.[1]

British Mandate Period[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Abassan (presumably both Abasan al-Kabira and Abasan al-Saghira) had a population of 695; all Muslims,[2] increasing in the 1931 census (when they were clearly counted together) to 1144, still all Muslim, in 186 houses.[3]

In 1945 the two Abasans were still counted together, and had a population of 2,230, all Arabs, with 16,084 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey.[4] Of this, 92 dunams were for plantations and irrigable land, 15,616 used for cereals,[5] while 69 dunams were built-up land.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schumacher, 1886, p. 192
  2. ^ Barron, 1923, Table V, Sub-district of Gaza, p. 8
  3. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 2
  4. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 45
  5. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 86
  6. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 136

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