Beit Furik

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Beit Furik
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic بيت فوريك
 • Also spelled Bayt Furik (official)
Beit Furik is located in the Palestinian territories
Beit Furik
Beit Furik
Location of Beit Furik within Palestine
Coordinates: 32°10′37″N 35°20′11″E / 32.17694°N 35.33639°E / 32.17694; 35.33639Coordinates: 32°10′37″N 35°20′11″E / 32.17694°N 35.33639°E / 32.17694; 35.33639
Palestine grid 181/175
Governorate Nablus
Government
 • Type City
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 10,339

Beit Furik (Arabic: بيت فوريك‎) is a Palestinian town located nine kilometers southeast of Nablus, in the Nablus Governorate in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 10,339 inhabitants in 2007.[1] During the 19th century and mid-20th century, Beit Furik was the main supplier of lime to the Nabulsi soap industry based in Nablus.[2]

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  1. ^ 2007 PCBS Census. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p.110.
  2. ^ Soap, Class, and State (1995) Doumani, Beshara. University of California.

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