Fawwar, Hebron

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 • Arabic مخيّم الفوّار
Fawwar is located in the Palestinian territories
Location of Fawwar within Palestine
Coordinates: 31°28′46.45″N 35°03′52.93″E / 31.4795694°N 35.0647028°E / 31.4795694; 35.0647028Coordinates: 31°28′46.45″N 35°03′52.93″E / 31.4795694°N 35.0647028°E / 31.4795694; 35.0647028
Governorate Hebron
 • Type Refugee Camp
 • Jurisdiction 350 dunams (0.4 km2 or 0.2 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 6,544

Fawwar (Arabic: مخيّم الفوّار‎) is a Palestinian town and refugee camp in the Hebron Governorate, located six kilometers southwest of Hebron in the southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the camp had a population of 6,544 in 2007.[1]

Fawwar Camp was established in 1949 to accompany Palestinian refugees from Beersheba and Bayt Jibrin and the surrounding area on 350 dunams of land. There are two schools in the town: a boys' school and girls' school with roughly 1,050 students each.[2]


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