Tell, Nablus

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Tell
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic تلّ
 • Also spelled Tel (official)
Tall (unofficial)
Tell is located in the Palestinian territories
Tell
Tell
Location of Tell within Palestine
Coordinates: 32°12′03″N 35°12′47″E / 32.20083°N 35.21306°E / 32.20083; 35.21306Coordinates: 32°12′03″N 35°12′47″E / 32.20083°N 35.21306°E / 32.20083; 35.21306
Governorate Nablus
Government
 • Type Village Council
 • Head of Municipality Omar Abdel Latif Eshtaia
Area
 • Jurisdiction 13,776 dunams (13.8 km2 or 5.3 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 4,334
Name meaning "Hill"

Tell (Arabic: تلّ‎) is a Palestinian town in the Nablus Governorate in northern West Bank, located five kilometers southwest of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the town had a population of 4,334 inhabitants in 2007.[1] Most of the town's potential labor work in agriculture, with figs and olives being the major source of income.[2]

Mohammad Shtayyeh, a Palestinian economist and politician, was born in Tell.

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In the 1931 census, taken by the British Mandate authorities, Tall had 209 occupied houses and a population of 803, all Muslim.[3]

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