Asira ash-Shamaliya ( Arabic: ) is a عصيرة الشماليّة 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 ]
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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Guérin, Victor (1874). (in French). 2: Samarie, pt. 1. Paris: L'Imprimerie Nationale. Description Géographique Historique et Archéologique de la Palestine (pp. 454 -455)
Hadawi, Sami (1970). . Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center. Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine
Hütteroth, Wolf-Dieter; Abdulfattah, Kamal (1977). Historical Geography of Palestine, Transjordan and Southern Syria in the Late 16th Century. Erlanger Geographische Arbeiten, Sonderband 5. Erlangen, Germany: Vorstand der Fränkischen Geographischen Gesellschaft. ISBN 3-920405-41-2. (p. 128)
Mills, E., ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas (PDF). Jerusalem: Government of Palestine.
Palmer, E. H. (1881). . The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
Zertal, Adam (2004). The Manasseh Hill Country Survey 1. Boston: BRILL. ISBN 9004137564. (p. 527)
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