|• Arabic||باقة الحطب|
|• Type||Local Development Committee|
|Name meaning||Baka, from personal name|
Baqat al-Hatab (Arabic: باقة الحطب) is a Palestinian town in the Qalqilya Governorate in the western area of the West Bank, located 20 kilometers southwest of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of approximately 1,748 inhabitants in 2006.
In 1882 the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine described Baka (Beni Sab): "A well-built stone village in a conspicuous position on a bare ridge, with a few olives, and a well to the north; it is a small place. A high house on the north side formed a trigonometrical station in 1873."
British Mandate period
In a 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Baqa had a population of 207 Muslims, increasing in the 1931 census, when Baqa had a population of 282 Muslims, with 63 houses.
In 1945 the population was 390 Muslims, with 8,950 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey. Of this, 645 dunams were for plantations or irrigated land, 1,688 were for cereals, while 36 dunams were built-up land.
- Palmer, 1881, p. 179
- Projected Mid -Year Population for Qalqiliya Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
- Conder and Kitchener, 1882, p. 164
- Barron, 1923, Table IX, Sub-district of Nablus, p. 24
- Mills, 1932, p. 59
- Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 18
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 59
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 105
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 155
- Barron, J. B., ed. (1923). Palestine: Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922. Government of Palestine.
- Conder, Claude Reignier; Kitchener, H. H. (1882). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. 2. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
- Department of Statistics (1945). Village Statistics, April, 1945. Government of Palestine.
- Hadawi, Sami (1970). Village Statistics of 1945: A Classification of Land and Area ownership in Palestine. Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center.
- Mills, E., ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas. Jerusalem: Government of Palestine.
- Palmer, E. H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.