Al-Arroub (camp)

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al-Arroub Camp
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic مخيّم العروبة
 • Also spelled al-'Arrub (official)
al-Aroub (unofficial)
al-Arroub Camp is located in the Palestinian territories
al-Arroub Camp
al-Arroub Camp
Location of al-Arroub Camp within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°37′23.18″N 35°08′12.19″E / 31.6231056°N 35.1367194°E / 31.6231056; 35.1367194Coordinates: 31°37′23.18″N 35°08′12.19″E / 31.6231056°N 35.1367194°E / 31.6231056; 35.1367194
Governorate Hebron
Government
 • Type Refugee Camp (from 1950)
Area
 • Jurisdiction 350 dunams (0.4 km2 or 0.2 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 7,941

al-Arroub (Arabic: مخيّم العروب‎) is a Palestinian refugee camp located in the southern West Bank along the Hebron-Jerusalem road in the Hebron Governorate. It is 15 kilometers south of Bethlehem. The camp's total land area is 350 dunums and according to the UNRWA, in 2005, it had a population of 9,859 registered refugees.[1] However, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the camp's population was 7,941 in 2007.[2] In 2002, two schools were built in the camp: the Arroup Secondary school for boys and the other for girls.[1]

Al-Arroub before 1948. Supplying water to Jerusalem.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Arroub Refugee Camp United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
  2. ^ 2007 PCBS Census Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p.118.

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