|• Arabic||ابو قش|
|• Also spelled||Abu Qash (official)
Abu Qashsh (unofficial)
|Governorate||Ramallah & al-Bireh|
|Name meaning||the father of Kǔsh (a bucket)|
Abu Qash (Arabic: ابو قش) is a Palestinian town located in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate in the northern West Bank, 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) north of Ramallah and 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) south of the Birzeit University. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, it had a population of approximately 1,404 in 2007.
An Ottoman village list of about 1870 indicated that the village had 25 houses and a population of 78, though the population count included men, only. It was further noted that it was located just West of Surda.
British Mandate era
In 1945 Abu Qash had a population of 300 Muslims, and a total land area of 4,751 dunams. 1,166 dunams were for plantations and irrigable land, 1,447 were for cereals, while 42 dunams were built-up areas.
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- Mills, 1932, p.47
- Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 26
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