as-Sawahira ash-Sharqiya

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as-Sawahira ash Sharqiya
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic السواحرة الشرقية
 • Also spelled as-Sawahira ash Sharqiya (official)
al-Sawahira al-Sharqiyya; Al-Sawahreh al-Sharqiyeh; a-Sawahrah a-Sharqiya (unofficial)
as-Sawahira ash Sharqiya is located in the Palestinian territories
as-Sawahira ash Sharqiya
as-Sawahira ash Sharqiya
Location of as-Sawahira ash Sharqiya within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°43′56″N 35°16′13″E / 31.73222°N 35.27028°E / 31.73222; 35.27028Coordinates: 31°43′56″N 35°16′13″E / 31.73222°N 35.27028°E / 31.73222; 35.27028
Governorate Jerusalem
Government
 • Type Municipality
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 5,210

as-Sawahira ash Sharqiya (Arabic: السواحرة الشرقية‎) or Al-Sawahreh al-Sharqiyeh is a Palestinian town in the Jerusalem Governorate, located 6 kilometers south-east of Jerusalem in the West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), as-Sawahira ash Sharqiya had a population of approximately 5,210 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.[1] as-Sawahira ash Sharqiya shares the facilities, particularly schools and health amenities of the villages of Jabal Mukaber and ash-Sheikh Sa'd. The healthcare facilities for as-Sawahira ash Sharqiya are designated as Ministry of Health level 2.[2]

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