|• 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|
An Ottoman village list from about 1870 showed that Betula had a population of 207 in a total of 51 houses, though that population count included men, only. It was further noted that it was located NE of Tarqumiyah.
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
- Barron, 1923, Table V, Sub-district of Hebron, p. 10
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- 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
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