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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Conder, Claude Reignier; Kitchener, H. H. (1882). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology 2. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund. (p. 155)
Dauphin, Claudine (1998). La Palestine byzantine, Peuplement et Populations. BAR International Series 726 (in French). III : Catalogue. Oxford: Archeopress. (p. 770)
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). . Jerusalem: Government of Palestine. Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas
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.
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