Beit Kahil

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Beit Kahil
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic بيت كاحل
 • Also spelled Bayt Kahil (official)
Beit Kaheel (unofficial)
Beit Kahil is located in the Palestinian territories
Beit Kahil
Beit Kahil
Location of Beit Kahil within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°34′10.79″N 35°03′57.60″E / 31.5696639°N 35.0660000°E / 31.5696639; 35.0660000Coordinates: 31°34′10.79″N 35°03′57.60″E / 31.5696639°N 35.0660000°E / 31.5696639; 35.0660000
Governorate Hebron
Government
 • Type Municipality
Area
 • Jurisdiction 5,795 dunams (5.8 km2 or 2.2 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 6,526
Name meaning "House of Disbandment"

Beit Kahil (Arabic: بيت كاحل‎) is a Palestinian town in the Hebron Governorate in the southern West Bank, located seven kilometers northwest of Hebron. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Beit Kahil had a population of approximately 6,526 inhabitants in 2007.[1] The population is made up of several clans, including al-Attawna, al-Assafra, al-Zuhoor, al-Judi, Barham and al-Khateeb. The town's total land area is 5,795 dunams.[2]

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