Far'un

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Far'un
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic فرعون
 • Also spelled Far'oun (official)
Far'on (unofficial)
Far'un is located in the Palestinian territories
Far'un
Far'un
Location of Far'un within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 32°17′09.39″N 35°01′22.55″E / 32.2859417°N 35.0229306°E / 32.2859417; 35.0229306Coordinates: 32°17′09.39″N 35°01′22.55″E / 32.2859417°N 35.0229306°E / 32.2859417; 35.0229306
Governorate Tulkarm
Government
 • Type Village Council
Area
 • Jurisdiction 4,333 dunams (4.3 km2 or 1.7 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 3,100
Name meaning "Pharaoh"

Far'un (Arabic: فرعون‎) is a Palestinian town in the Tulkarm Governorate in the northeastern West Bank, located five kilometers south of Tulkarm near the border with Israel. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Far'un had a population of 3,100 inhabitants in 2007.[1]

The total land area of the town 8,800 dunams, however nearly half of Far'un's land has been confiscated by Israeli authorities. It currently has a land area of 4,333 dunams of which 495 is built-up area.[2] About 70% of the town's land is planted with olive groves, 5% is cultivated with citrus, guava and almond trees.[3]

Most of the town's labor force is employed in agriculture or work inside Israel.[3] Far'un is governed by a Village Council and contains a mosque, two schools, a medical clinic and a child care center. Just outside Far'un lies Khirbet Nus Jbeil which was built in 1265, dedicated to the Mamluk leader Baibars.[4]

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