Kafr Bara

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Kafr Bara
  • כַּפְר בַּרָא
  • كفر برا
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Káper Báraˀ
 • Also spelled Kafar Bara (official)
Kfar Bara (unofficial)
Mosque in Kafr Bara, 2010
Mosque in Kafr Bara, 2010
Kafr Bara is located in Israel
Kafr Bara
Kafr Bara
Coordinates: 32°7′50″N 34°58′19″E / 32.13056°N 34.97194°E / 32.13056; 34.97194Coordinates: 32°7′50″N 34°58′19″E / 32.13056°N 34.97194°E / 32.13056; 34.97194
Grid position 147/170 PAL
District Central
Government
 • Type Local council
Area
 • Total 9,387 dunams (9.387 km2 or 3.624 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 3,354
Name meaning Khirbet Kafr Bara, "The ruin of the village of Bara"[2]

Kafr Bara or Kfar Bara (Arabic: كفر برا‎‎; Hebrew: כַּפְר בַּרָא‎) is an Israeli-Arab local council in Israel's Central District. The small town, located near the Green Line, is often considered a part of the Little Triangle along with Kafr Qasim and Jaljulia. In 2015 its population was 3,354.

History[edit]

Pottery and glass dating from the Roman period (second century CE) and early Byzantine period (fourth century and beginning of fifth century CE), have been found in a burial cave at Kafr Bara.[3] Archaeological excavations have revealed remains, apparently from a rural settlement from the Byzantine and Early Islamic periods (sixth–ninth centuries CE).[4]

Ottoman era[edit]

In 1517, the village was included in the Ottoman Empire with the rest of Palestine, and in the 1596 tax-records it appeared located in the Nahiya of Jabal Qubal of the Liwa of Nablus. It had a population of 20 Muslim households, who paid taxes on wheat, barley, summercrops, and goats and/or beehives.[5]

British Mandate era[edit]

At the 1931 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate Kafr Bara had 95 inhabitants, all Muslims, in a total of 19 houses.[6]

In 1945 the population of Kafr Bara was 150, all Arabs, who owned 3,959 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey.[7] Of this, 10 dunams were for citrus and bananas, 12 were plantations and irrigable land, 1,841 used for cereals,[8] while 14 dunams were built-up (urban) land.[9]

1948, and aftermath[edit]

After 1948, Kafr Bara has been part of Israel.

Demographics[edit]

Kafr Bara had a population of 3,274 in the 2014 census.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 234
  3. ^ Masarwa, 2008, Kafr Bara Final Report
  4. ^ Abu Fana, 2008, Kafr Bara Final Report
  5. ^ Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 131
  6. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 59
  7. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 75
  8. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 126
  9. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 176
  10. ^ "לוח 3.- אוכלוסייה( 1), ביישובים שמנו מעל 2,000 תושבים( 2) ושאר אוכלוסייה כפרית Population (1) of localities numbering above 2,000 Residents (2) and other rural population". Archived from the original on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 

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