Asira ash-Shamaliya

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Asira ash-Shamaliya
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic عصيرة الشماليّة
 • Also spelled Asira al-Shamaliyeh (official)
'Asira ash-Shamaliyah (unofficial)
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Asira ash-Shamaliya is located in the Palestinian territories
Asira ash-Shamaliya
Asira ash-Shamaliya
Location of Asira ash-Shamaliya within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 32°15′02.44″N 35°16′01.21″E / 32.2506778°N 35.2670028°E / 32.2506778; 35.2670028Coordinates: 32°15′02.44″N 35°16′01.21″E / 32.2506778°N 35.2670028°E / 32.2506778; 35.2670028
Governorate Nablus
Government
 • Type Municipality (from 1997)
 • Head of Municipality Mohammad Mahmoud Jawabra
Area
 • Jurisdiction 29,442 dunams (29.4 km2 or 11.4 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 7,556
Name meaning "firewood of the north"
Website www.asira.org.ps

Asira ash-Shamaliya (Arabic: عصيرة الشماليّة‎) is a Palestinian town in the Nablus Governorate, located six kilometers north of Nablus in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of approximately 7,556 inhabitants in 2007.[1]

In Arabic, the word Asira means firewood due to the town's (and nearby Asira al-Qibliya's) abundance of forests which was used by residents to sell firewood.[2]

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