Baqat al-Hatab

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Baqat al-Hatab
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic باقة الحطب
Baqat al-Hatab is located in the Palestinian territories
Baqat al-Hatab
Baqat al-Hatab
Location of Baqat al-Hatab within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 32°12′17″N 35°06′53″E / 32.20472°N 35.11472°E / 32.20472; 35.11472Coordinates: 32°12′17″N 35°06′53″E / 32.20472°N 35.11472°E / 32.20472; 35.11472
Palestine grid 161/179
Governorate Qalqilya
Government
 • Type Local Development Committee
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 1,748
Name meaning Baka, from personal name[1]

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.[2]

History[edit]

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."[3]

British Mandate period[edit]

In a 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Baqa had a population of 207 Muslims,[4] increasing in the 1931 census, when Baqa had a population of 282 Muslims, with 63 houses.[5]

In 1945 the population was 390 Muslims,[6] with 8,950 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey.[7] Of this, 645 dunams were for plantations or irrigated land, 1,688 were for cereals,[8] while 36 dunams were built-up land.[9]

Jordanian era[edit]

In the wake of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and after the 1949 Armistice Agreements, Baqa came under Jordanian rule.

1967-present[edit]

After the Six-Day War in 1967, Baqa has been under Israeli occupation

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 179
  2. ^ Projected Mid -Year Population for Qalqiliya Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  3. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1882, p. 164
  4. ^ Barron, 1923, Table IX, Sub-district of Nablus, p. 24
  5. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 59
  6. ^ Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 18
  7. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 59
  8. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 105
  9. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 155

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