Beit Duqqu

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Beit Duqqu
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 • Arabic بيت دقّو
Beit Duqqu is located in the Palestinian territories
Beit Duqqu
Beit Duqqu
Location of Beit Duqqu within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°51′33″N 35°07′43″E / 31.85917°N 35.12861°E / 31.85917; 35.12861Coordinates: 31°51′33″N 35°07′43″E / 31.85917°N 35.12861°E / 31.85917; 35.12861
Governorate Jerusalem
Government
 • Type Village council
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 1,600

Beit Duqqu (Arabic: بيت دقّو‎‎) is a Palestinian village in the Jerusalem Governorate, located 12 kilometers northwest of Jerusalem in the northern West Bank.According to a census conducted in 1931 by the British Mandate authorities, Beit Duqqu had a population of 328 inhabitants, in 84 inhabited houses.[1] According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 1,600 in 2006.

It is linked to Jerusalem by Highway 443. The village's topographic relief is mountainous. It is located 650 meters above sea level, bordered by Beit 'Anan in the southwest, Beit Izja in the southeast, At Tira in the north and Al Qubeibeh in the south. Beit Duqqu's total land area is 7000 dunums including the built-up area. Seven major clans constitute the population.

The main source of living is agriculture, mainly of apricots, olives and grapes.[2]

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