Anzah

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Anzah
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic عنزه
 • Also spelled A'nza (official)
Anzah is located in the Palestinian territories
Anzah
Anzah
Location of Anzah within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 32°21′34″N 35°13′11″E / 32.35944°N 35.21972°E / 32.35944; 35.21972Coordinates: 32°21′34″N 35°13′11″E / 32.35944°N 35.21972°E / 32.35944; 35.21972
Palestine grid 200/196
Governorate Jenin
Government
 • Type Village council
Area
 • Jurisdiction 4,740 dunams (4.7 km2 or 1.8 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 2,106
Name meaning The goats[1]
Website http://www.anza-council.org

Anzah or 'Anza (Arabic: عنزة‎‎) is a Palestinian village in the located 18 km southwest of the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank. Its total land area consists of 4,740 dunams of which nearly a 1/4 is covered with olive orchards. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 2,006 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.[2]

History[edit]

In 1870, Victor Guérin found it "situated on a hill and counting scarcely a hundred inhabitants today. A belt of olive trees surrounds it."[3]

In 1882, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine described it as: "A village of ancient appearance on a hill perched above the plain, the houses descending the slope on the south-east. It has two wells down the hill and a good olive grove near the road on the south. The houses are of stone."[4]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, the village had a population of 537 Muslims,[5] increasing slightly in the 1931 census to 642 Muslims, with 137 houses.[6]

In 1944/5 the population was 880 Muslims,[7] with a total of 4,740 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey.[8] Of this, 958 dunams were used for plantations and irrigable land, 2,110 dunams for cereals,[9] while 16 dunams were built-up (urban) land.[10]

Jordanian era[edit]

After the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Anzah came under Jordanian rule.

Post-1967[edit]

Anzah has been under Israeli occupation along with the rest of the West Bank after the 1967 Six-Day War.

The village has six major families: Obaid, Sadaqa, Barahmeh, Ataya, Khader, and Omour.

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 178
  2. ^ Projected Mid -Year Population for Jenin Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  3. ^ Guérin, 1875, p. 217
  4. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 155
  5. ^ Barron, 1923, Table IX, Sub-district of Jenin, p. 29
  6. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 67
  7. ^ Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 16
  8. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 54
  9. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 98
  10. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 148

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