Burqin

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This article is about Palestinian town. For the Xinjiang, China county with the same name, see Burqin County.
Burqin
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic برقين
 • Also spelled Birqin (official)
Burqin is located in the Palestinian territories
Burqin
Burqin
Location of Burqin within Palestine
Coordinates: 32°27′20″N 35°15′37″E / 32.45556°N 35.26028°E / 32.45556; 35.26028Coordinates: 32°27′20″N 35°15′37″E / 32.45556°N 35.26028°E / 32.45556; 35.26028
Governorate Jenin
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Head of Municipality Ali Abdel Atiq
Area
 • Jurisdiction 19,447 dunams (19.4 km2 or 7.5 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 5,685

Burqin (Arabic: برقين‎) is a Palestinian town in the northern West Bank located 5 km west of Jenin. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) census, its population was 5,685 in 2007.[1] The majority of Burqin's residents are Muslims, and 20 Christian families live in the town. The historical St. George's Church is a famous landmark of Burqin.

History[edit]

Burqin is mentioned under the name Burqana, in the 14th century BCE Amarna letters, as one of several cities conquered by the Canaanite warlord Lab'ayu in the Dothan Valley and southern Jezreel Valley.[2]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Barron, J. B., ed. (1923). Palestine: Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922. Government of Palestine. 

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