Al-Asakra

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al-Asakra
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic العساكرة
 • Also spelled al-Asakira (official)
al-Asakreh (unofficial)
al-Asakra is located in the Palestinian territories
al-Asakra
al-Asakra
Location of al-Asakra within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°40′53.61″N 35°12′30.48″E / 31.6815583°N 35.2084667°E / 31.6815583; 35.2084667Coordinates: 31°40′53.61″N 35°12′30.48″E / 31.6815583°N 35.2084667°E / 31.6815583; 35.2084667
Governorate Bethlehem
Government
 • Type Village Council
Area
 • Jurisdiction 2,116 dunams (2.1 km2 or 0.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 1,001

Al-Asakra (Arabic: العساكرة‎) is a Palestinian village in the Bethlehem Governorate in the south-central West Bank, located 4.5 kilometers southeast of Bethlehem. It is a part of the Jannatah municipality. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of over 1,001 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.[1]

Al-Asakra has a land area of 2,116 dunams and is a part of the larger Arab al-Ta'amira village cluster, lies between the towns of Tuqu' and Za'atara covering an area of 217,236 dunams (21 km²). Agriculture is the main economic activity of the region, which is located in Area 'C' and falls under the control of the Israel civil administration.[2]

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