|• Also spelled||Birqin (official)|
|• Head of Municipality||Ali Abdel Atiq|
|• Jurisdiction||19,447 dunams (19.4 km2 or 7.5 sq mi)|
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. 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.
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.
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