Deir 'Ammar (camp)

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Deir Ammar Refugee Camp
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 • Arabic مخيّم دير عمّار
Deir Ammar Refugee Camp is located in the Palestinian territories
Deir Ammar Refugee Camp
Deir Ammar Refugee Camp
Location of Deir Ammar Refugee Camp within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°57′57.22″N 35°05′55.98″E / 31.9658944°N 35.0988833°E / 31.9658944; 35.0988833Coordinates: 31°57′57.22″N 35°05′55.98″E / 31.9658944°N 35.0988833°E / 31.9658944; 35.0988833
Governorate Ramallah & al-Bireh
Government
 • Type Refugee Camp
Area
 • Jurisdiction 145 dunams (14.5 ha or 36 acres)
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 2,229

Deir Ammar (Arabic: مخيّم دير عمّار‎) is a Palestinian refugee camp in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate, located 30 kilometers (19 mi) northwest of Ramallah in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the camp had a population of 2,229 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.[1]

The Deir Ammar camp was established in 1949 on a plot of land belonging to non-refugee residents of the village of Deir Ammar. In return, UNRWA's installations in the camp also provide services to non-refugee villagers. The camp falls under joint Israeli/Palestinian control in "Area B".[2] The refugee camp has 2 schools, the boys school has 680 pupils and the girls school has 735 pupils.[2]

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