Beit Lid

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Beit Lid
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic بيت ليد
 • Also spelled Bayt Lid (official)
Bayt Leed (unofficial)
Beit Lid is located in the Palestinian territories
Beit Lid
Beit Lid
Location of Beit Lid within Palestine
Coordinates: 32°15′38″N 35°06′53″E / 32.26056°N 35.11472°E / 32.26056; 35.11472Coordinates: 32°15′38″N 35°06′53″E / 32.26056°N 35.11472°E / 32.26056; 35.11472
Governorate Tulkarm
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Head of Municipality Salamah Draidi
Area
 • Jurisdiction 16,753 dunams (16.8 km2 or 6.5 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 4,994

Beit Lid (Arabic: بيت ليد‎) is a Palestinian town in the Tulkarm Governorate in the northeastern West Bank, located a few kilometers southwest of Tulkarm and west of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 4,994 inhabitants in 2007.[1] In 1922, its residents amounted to 653, then rose to 1,807 in 1961.[2]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is a major economic sector in Beit Lid, with olives, almonds, figs, grapes and grains being the primary crops grown on 16,753 dunams. Until recently, agriculture employed most of the working males of the town, however, many residents are employed in small business professions, such as construction, blacksmithing and electricity. Many in Beit Lid that worked inside Israel, have been unemployed since the Second Intifada and the difficult conditions surrounding it.[2]

There are four schools (two primary and two secondary), four kindergartens, a clinic operated by the Palestinian National Authority and founded in 1964. Beit Lid contains four mosques, including Masjid al-Qadim, Masjid Fatima Zahra, Masjid as-Salaam and Masjid Salah ad-Din.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007 PCBS census. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). p. 108.
  2. ^ a b c Information of Beit Lid PalestineRemembered. 2001-03-21. (Arabic)

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