|• Arabic||بيت أولا|
|• Also spelled||Beit Ulla (official)
Bayt Aula (unofficial)
|• Jurisdiction||22,432 dunams (22.4 km2 or 8.6 sq mi)|
|Name meaning||The house of Aula|
Socin, citing an official Ottoman village list compiled around 1870, noted that Betula, located not east of Tarqumiyah, had 51 houses and a population of 206, though the population count included men, only. Hartmann found that Bet Ula had 80 houses.
In 1883 the Palestine Exploration Fund's "Survey of Western Palestine", described Beit Aula as "a small village standing on a spur surrounded with olives. It has a well on the west in the valley, a mile away.”
British Mandate era
In the 1922 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Bait Ula had a population of 825 inhabitants, all Muslims, increasing in the 1931 census to 1,045, still entirely Muslim, in 217 inhabited houses. In the latter census it was counted with Kh. Beit Kanun, Kh. Hawala and Kh. Tawas.
In 1945 the population of Beit Ula was 1,310 Muslims, and the total land area was 24,045 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey. Of this, 1,324 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, 8,747 were for cereals, while 71 dunams were built-up (urban) land.
Beit Ula has a total land area of 22,432 dunams, of which 74.5% is located in Area B (Palestinian National Authority (PNA) is in control of civil affairs and Israel's responsible for security) and 25.5% is located in Area C (complete Israeli control).
- Palmer, 1881, p. 388
- Conder and Kitchener, 1883, SWP III, pp. 302–303
- Socin, 1879, p. 148
- Hartmann, 1883, p. 143
- Barron, 1923, Table V, Sub-district of Hebron, p. 10
- Mills, 1932, p. 27
- Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 23
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 50
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 93
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 143
- 2007 PCBS Census Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p.118.
- The Israeli Occupation Bulldozers wipe out the lands of Beit Ulla village northwest Hebron Governorate Archived July 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem. 2008-01-18
- Barron, J. B., ed. (1923). Palestine: Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922. Government of Palestine.
- Conder, Claude Reignier; Kitchener, Herbert H. (1883). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. 3. 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.
- Hartmann, M. (1883). "Die Ortschaftenliste des Liwa Jerusalem in dem türkischen Staatskalender für Syrien auf das Jahr 1288 der Flucht (1871)". Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins. 6: 102–149.
- 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.
- Socin, A. (1879). "Alphabetisches Verzeichniss von Ortschaften des Paschalik Jerusalem". Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins. 2: 135–163.
- Welcome to Bayt Aula
- Survey of Western Palestine, Map 21: IAA, Wikimedia commons
- Beit Ula town (fact sheet), Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem (ARIJ)
- Beit Ula town profile, ARIJ
- Beit Ula aerial photo, ARIJ
- The priorities and needs for development in Beit Ula town based on the community and local authorities’ assessment, ARIJ