Bir al-Maksur

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Bir al-Maksur
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew בִּיר אל-מַכְּסוּר
 • ISO 259 Bir ˀel-Makksur
 • Also spelled Bir el-Maksur (official)
Beer al-Maksura (unofficial)
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic بئر المكسور
Bir al-Maksur, 2010
Bir al-Maksur, 2010
Bir al-Maksur is located in Israel
Bir al-Maksur
Bir al-Maksur
Coordinates: 32°46′38.09″N 35°13′15.24″E / 32.7772472°N 35.2209000°E / 32.7772472; 35.2209000Coordinates: 32°46′38.09″N 35°13′15.24″E / 32.7772472°N 35.2209000°E / 32.7772472; 35.2209000
District Northern
Government
 • Type Local council (from 1990)
 • Head of Municipality Mohamed Ghadir
Area
 • Total 4,554 dunams (4.554 km2 or 1.758 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 7,000
Name meaning The Broken Well

Bir al-Maksur or Beer el-Maksura (Arabic: بئر المكسور‎; Hebrew: בִּיר אל-מַכְּסוּר) is an Israeli-Arab local council in Israel's North District located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) northwest of Nazareth. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics the town had a population of 7,000 at the end of 2005.[1] The population is entirely made up of Bedouins.[2]

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