|• Arabic||عين قينيا|
|• Also spelled||Ayn Kiniya (official)
Ein Qinya (unofficial)
Ein Qiniya in May 2007
|Governorate||Ramallah & al-Bireh|
|• Type||Local Development Committee|
|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. 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.
There is an annual walk on March 4 from Ramallah to Ein Qiniyya in celebration of the spring.
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. 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. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, in 2006 it had a population of 807. In the 2007 PCBS census, there were 817 people living in the village.
- Ein Qinya (The Spring of Qinya) - Ramallah Jerusalem Media and Communications Centre.
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- Welcome to 'Ayn Kiniya
- Projected Mid -Year Population for Ramallah & Al Bireh Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
- 2007 PCBS Census. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p.114.
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- SWP map XIV, IAA
- 'Ein Qiniya Village (Fact Sheet)
- 'Ein Qiniya Village Profile
- 'Ein Qiniya areal photo