Ein Qiniya

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Not to be confused with Ein Qiniyye.
Ein Qiniya
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic عين قينيا
 • Also spelled Ayn Kiniya (official)
Ein Qinya (unofficial)
Ein Qiniya in May 2007
Ein Qiniya in May 2007
Ein Qiniya is located in the Palestinian territories
Ein Qiniya
Ein Qiniya
Location of Ein Qiniya within Palestine
Coordinates: 31°55′37″N 35°08′56″E / 31.927°N 35.149°E / 31.927; 35.149Coordinates: 31°55′37″N 35°08′56″E / 31.927°N 35.149°E / 31.927; 35.149
Governorate Ramallah & al-Bireh
Government
 • Type Local Development Committee
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 817
Name meaning "Spring of Qiniya"

Ein Qiniya or 'Ayn Kiniya (Arabic: عين قينيا‎) is a Palestinian village in the northern West Bank, located 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) northwest of Ramallah and is a part of the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate. Ein Qiniya has existed since the Roman-era of rule in Palestine.[citation needed] The village is very small with no public structures or institutions and is governed by a local development committee. Ein Qiniya is regionally notable for being a spring and autumn time picnic resort.[1]

There is an annual walk on March 4 from Ramallah to Ein Qiniyya in celebration of the spring.[2]

Demographics[edit]

In 1917, most of the village's inhabitants were evacuated by British Mandate troops for suspicion that residents killed a British officer and relocated to Beitunia and Yalo.[1] In 1922, the village had a population of 56 which rose to 100 in 1945. In 1982 residents numbered 101, then after a mass migration of other Palestinians to the Ein Qiniya, the population rose to 464 in 1984.[3] According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, in 2006 it had a population of 807.[4] In the 2007 PCBS census, there were 817 people living in the village.[5]

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