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
 • 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.


Pottery remains from the Roman era have been found here.[2]

Southwest of the village, on the top of hill, is the tomb of Sheikh Khalil. It is constructed of old, reused stones, and pottery sherds from the Byzantine era have been found here.[2][3]

Pottery from the early Muslim and the Middle Ages have been found here.[2]

Ottoman era[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."[4]

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.[5]

In 1945 the population of Nazla el Gharbiya was 100 Muslims,[6] with 2,320 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey.[7] Of this, 182 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, 556 were used for cereals,[8] while 2 dunams were built-up (urban) land.[9]

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.

In 1961, the population of Nazla Gharbiya was 187.[10]

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.[11] 6.1% of the population of an-Nazla al-Gharbiya were refugees in 1997.[12] The healthcare facilities for the surrounding villages are based in Baqa ash-Sharqiyya, where the facilities are designated as MOH level 3.[13]


  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 189
  2. ^ a b c Zertal, 2016, p. 355
  3. ^ Dauphin, 1998, p. 756
  4. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 153
  5. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 70
  6. ^ Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 21
  7. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 76
  8. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 127
  9. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 177
  10. ^ Government of Jordan, 1964, p. 27
  11. ^ Projected Mid -Year Population for Tulkarm Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
  12. ^ Palestinian Population by Locality and Refugee Status Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  13. ^ Health care Facilities Tulkarm Governorate


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