An-Nazla al-Gharbiya

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an-Nazla al-Gharbiya
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic النزله الغربيه
an-Nazla al-Gharbiya is located in the Palestinian territories
an-Nazla al-Gharbiya
an-Nazla al-Gharbiya
Location of an-Nazla al-Gharbiya within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 32°24′10″N 35°05′04″E / 32.40278°N 35.08444°E / 32.40278; 35.08444Coordinates: 32°24′10″N 35°05′04″E / 32.40278°N 35.08444°E / 32.40278; 35.08444
Palestine grid 158/200
Governorate Tulkarm
Government
 • Type Village council
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 885
Name meaning Nuzlet et Tinat: the settlement of the fig-trees[1]

An-Nazla al-Gharbiya (Arabic: النزله الغربيه‎‎) is a Palestinian village in the Tulkarm Governorate in the eastern West Bank, located 16 kilometers North of Tulkarm.

History[edit]

In 1882, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine described An-Nazla al-Gharbiya, then called Nuzlet et Tinat: "A little hamlet with fig trees, and a well to the west on low ground. It has caves opposite to it on the south."[2]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1931 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Nazla al Gharbiya had a population of 64 Muslims, in a total of 13 houses.[3]

In 1945 the population of Nazla el Gharbiya was 100 Muslims,[4] with 2,320 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey.[5] Of this, 182 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, 556 were used for cereals,[6] while 2 dunams were built-up (urban) land.[7]

Jordanian era[edit]

In the wake of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and after the 1949 Armistice Agreements, An-Nazla al-Gharbiya came under Jordanian rule.

Post 1967[edit]

After the Six-Day War in 1967, An-Nazla al-Gharbiya has been under Israeli occupation.

According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, an-Nazla al-Gharbiya had a population of approximately 885 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.[8] 6.1% of the population of an-Nazla al-Gharbiya were refugees in 1997.[9] The healthcare facilities for the surrounding villages are based in Baqa ash-Sharqiyya, where the facilities are designated as MOH level 3.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 189
  2. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 153
  3. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 70
  4. ^ Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 21
  5. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 76
  6. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 127
  7. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 177
  8. ^ Projected Mid -Year Population for Tulkarm Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
  9. ^ Palestinian Population by Locality and Refugee Status Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  10. ^ Health care Facilities Tulkarm Governorate

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