Ein al-Asad

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Ein al-Asad

עין אל אסד
عين الأسد
Ein el-Assad 1.JPG
Ein al-Asad is located in Northwest Israel
Ein al-Asad
Ein al-Asad
Ein al-Asad is located in Israel
Ein al-Asad
Ein al-Asad
Coordinates: 32°56′28.21″N 35°23′47″E / 32.9411694°N 35.39639°E / 32.9411694; 35.39639Coordinates: 32°56′28.21″N 35°23′47″E / 32.9411694°N 35.39639°E / 32.9411694; 35.39639
Country Israel
DistrictNorthern
CouncilMerom HaGalil
Founded1899
Founded byBeit Jann residents
Population
 (2018)[1]
872

Ein al-Asad (Arabic: عين الأسد‎ "the lion's spring", Hebrew: עין אל-אסד‎) is a Druze village in northern Israel. Located near Maghar in the Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merom HaGalil Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 872.[1]

History[edit]

The community was founded in 1899 by Druze people from Beit Jann, and was named after an eponymous wellspring outside the village.[2]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Ain al-Asad had a population of 48; 1 Christian and 47 Druze,[3] increasing in the 1931 census to 81; 1 Christian and 80 Druze, in a total of 18 houses.[4]

In the 1945 statistics, the population of Ein al-Asad together with Beit Jann was 1,640, all classified as "others" (meaning Druze, 120 of which were indicated as being in Ein al-Asad),[5] who owned 43,550 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey.[6] 2,530 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, while 7,406 dunams were used for cereals[7] and 67 dunams were built-up (urban) land.[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ The spring of Ibadiyeh, according to Palmer, 1881, p. 61
  3. ^ Barron, 1923, p. 36
  4. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 100
  5. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 4
  6. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 40
  7. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 80
  8. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 130

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