|• Arabic||كفر مالك|
|• Latin||Kofr Malik (official)|
Kafr Malik, between 1900 to 1920
|State||State of Palestine|
|Governorate||Ramallah and al-Bireh|
|• Head of Municipality||Majid Fahmi Abdel Majid M'adi|
|Name meaning||The village of the landlord|
Kafr Malik (Arabic: كفر مالك) is a Palestinian town in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate, located 17 kilometers Northeast of Ramallah in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the town had a population of 2,787 inhabitants in 2007.
Kafr Malik is a Palestinian village in Ramallah Governorate, located 13.8km northeast of Ramallah. It is bordered by Al Mughayyir to the east, Al Mughayyir and Khirbet abu Falah to the north, Al Mazra'a ash Sharqiya to the west, and by Deir Jarir to the south.
Kafr Malik was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire in 1517 with all of Palestine, and in 1596 it appeared in the tax registers as being in the nahiya of Al-Quds in the liwa of Al-Quds. It had a population of 21 household; who were all Muslims. They paid a fixed tax-rate of 33,3 % on agricultural products, including wheat, barley, olive trees, vineyards, fruit trees, goats and beehives, in addition to occasional revenues; a total of 7,750 akçe.
In 1838, ‘’Kefr Malik’’ was noted as a Muslim village in the District of Beni Salim, east of Jerusalem.
In 1870, Victor Guérin found Kafr Malik to have 350 inhabitants, some thirty Catholics and fifteen "schismatic Greek"; the others were Muslim. In the courtyard of the medhafeh, or guesthouse, he was shown several beautiful stone plaques and three sections of columns and several capitals of the Doric form belonging to an old edifice long since destroyed.
An Ottoman village list of about 1870 counted a population of 416 Muslims in 77 houses, and 15 Christians in 6 houses. In total 432 persons in 83 houses, though the population count included men, only.
In 1896 the population of Kefr Malik was estimated to be about 870 persons.
British Mandate era
In the 1922 census of Palestine conducted by the British Mandate authorities, the village, called Kufr Malek, had a population of 943, all Muslims, increasing in the 1931 census to 972; 922 Muslims and 20 Christians, in 217 houses.
In the 1945 statistics the population was 1,100; 1,080 Muslims and 20 Christians, while the total land area was 52,196 dunams, according to an official land and population survey. Of this, 3,580 were allocated for plantations and irrigable land, 10,984 for cereals, while 53 dunams were classified as built-up areas.
The Jordanian census of 1961 found 1,346 inhabitants in Kafr Malik.
After the 1995 accords, 12,7% of Kafr Malik land is defined as Area B land, while the remaining 87,3% is defined as Area C. Israel has confiscated land from Kafr Malik for the Israeli settlements of Kokhav HaShahar and Mitzpe Kramim.
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- Government of Jordan, Department of Statistics, 1964, p. 24 It was further noted (note 2) that it was governed through a village council.
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