'Aqqaba

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'Aqqaba
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic عقّابة
 • Also spelled al-Aqaba (official)
Akkaba (unofficial)
 • Hebrew עקבה
'Aqqaba is located in the Palestinian territories
'Aqqaba
'Aqqaba
Location of 'Aqqaba within Palestine
Coordinates: 32°21′02.87″N 35°20′59.06″E / 32.3507972°N 35.3497389°E / 32.3507972; 35.3497389Coordinates: 32°21′02.87″N 35°20′59.06″E / 32.3507972°N 35.3497389°E / 32.3507972; 35.3497389
Governorate Tubas
Government
 • Type Municipality
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 6,548

'Aqqaba (Arabic: عقّابة‎; Hebrew: עקבה) is a Palestinian town located on a slope in the Jordan Valley in the northern West Bank, 15 kilometers northeast of Jenin in the Tubas Governorate. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the town had a population of 6,598 inhabitants in the 2007 census.[1]

'Aqqaba is made up of three main families: Abu Arra, Abu Ghannam and al-Masri. During clear weather, Haifa could be seen from the west on the Mediterranean Sea as well as the summit of Jabal ash-Sheikh in Lebanon, while from the east the mountains of Ajloun in Jordan are clearly seen day and night. 'Aqqaba is the highest point in the Tubas Governorate. 'Aqqaba lies five kilometers east the Arab American University.

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