Fawwar, Hebron

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Fawwar
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic مخيّم الفوّار
Fawwar
Fawwar
Fawwar is located in the Palestinian territories
Fawwar
Fawwar
Location of Fawwar within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°28′46.45″N 35°03′52.93″E / 31.4795694°N 35.0647028°E / 31.4795694; 35.0647028Coordinates: 31°28′46.45″N 35°03′52.93″E / 31.4795694°N 35.0647028°E / 31.4795694; 35.0647028
Governorate Hebron
Government
 • Type Refugee Camp
Area
 • Jurisdiction 350 dunams (0.4 km2 or 0.2 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Jurisdiction 8,642

Fawwar (Arabic: مخيّم الفوّار‎‎) is a Palestinian town and refugee camp in the Hebron Governorate, located six kilometers southwest of Hebron in the southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the camp had a population of 6,544 in 2007.[1]

Fawwar Camp was established in 1949 to accommodate Palestinian refugees from Beersheba and Bayt Jibrin and the surrounding area on 350 dunams of land. There are two schools in the town: a boys' school and girls' school with roughly 1,050 students each.[2]

Since the Six-Day War in 1967, Fawwar has been under Israeli occupation. The population in the 1967 census conducted by the Israeli authorities was 2,233.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007 PCBS Census Archived December 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p.119.
  2. ^ Fawwar Refugee Camp UNRWA. 31 March 2005.
  3. ^ Perlmann, Joel (November 2011 – February 2012). "The 1967 Census of the West Bank and Gaza Strip: A Digitized Version" (PDF). Levy Economics Institute. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 

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