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 • Arabic شقبه
Roadside view of Shuqba, 2012
Roadside view of Shuqba, 2012
Shuqba is located in the Palestinian territories
Location of Shuqba within Palestine
Coordinates: 31°59′13″N 35°2′18″E / 31.98694°N 35.03833°E / 31.98694; 35.03833Coordinates: 31°59′13″N 35°2′18″E / 31.98694°N 35.03833°E / 31.98694; 35.03833
Governorate Ramallah & al-Bireh
 • Type Village Council
 • Jurisdiction 13,390 dunams (13.4 km2 or 5.2 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 4,500

Shuqba (Arabic: شقبة‎) is a Palestinian town in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate, located 17.71 kilometers northwest of the city of Ramallah in Palestine. It is bounded from the southwest by the village of Qibya, from the southeast by Shabatin, from the northeast by Deir Abu Mish'al and from the north by the Israeli settlement of Ofarim.[1]

Shuqba has a total area of 13,990 dunams and the built-up area comprises 616 dunams.[1] (PCBS), Shuqba was home to approximately 4,497 inhabitants in 2007.[2]

Dorothy Garrod studied the transition of Mesolithic to Neolithic culture represented in a cave on the northern bank of Wadi an-Natuf near Shuqba in 1929, the name "Natufian Culture" was then coined to describe the inhabitants of the southern Levant at this crucial juncture in human history.[3]


  1. ^ a b The Israeli fever of house demolition continues in Shuqba village Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem 2006-03-02
  2. ^ 2007 PCBS Census. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p.113.
  3. ^ Elizabeth Knowles (2000) The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-860219-7 p 728


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