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 • Arabic النويعمه
 • Also spelled an-Nuwei'ma (official)
al-Nuwayimah (unofficial)
an-Nuway'imah is located in the Palestinian territories
Location of an-Nuway'imah within the Palestinian Territories
Coordinates: 31°53′29.41″N 35°26′09.66″E / 31.8915028°N 35.4360167°E / 31.8915028; 35.4360167Coordinates: 31°53′29.41″N 35°26′09.66″E / 31.8915028°N 35.4360167°E / 31.8915028; 35.4360167
Governorate Jericho
 • Type Village council
 • Jurisdiction 52,600 dunams (52.6 km2 or 20.3 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 1,170
Name meaning Ain en Nueiameh=The spring of the soft soil[1]

al-Nuway'imah (Arabic: النويعمه‎) is a Palestinian village in the Jericho Governorate in the eastern West Bank, located five kilometers north of Jericho. It is situated in a low elevation below sea level in the central Jordan Valley. The village contains one primary and secondary school.[2]


In 1945, the village's population was 240 and it had jurisdiction over 52,600 dunams of land.[3] According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, it had a population of approximately 1,170 in mid-year 2006.[4]

An-Nuway'imah is one of the few villages in the Jordan Valley that has access to spring water. The nearby spring is key to the economy of the village, as it relies on agriculture as a main source of income and food. The most widely-grown crops are bananas and vegetables. Previously, the water from Wadi Nuway'imah was channeled through open pipes which were vulnerable to contamination and water loss but the American Near East Refugee Aid has undergone a $233,000 project to protect the pipes. Today, the spring channels water to the village through enclosed and buried pipes and is used for multiple purposes.[5]


  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 339
  2. ^ al-Nuway'imah (Arabic)
  3. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 27
  4. ^ Projected Mid -Year Population for Jericho Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
  5. ^ Water in the Desert American Near East Refugee Aid.


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