Kafr al-Labad

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kafr al-Labad
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic كفراللبد
Kafr al-Labad is located in the Palestinian territories
Kafr al-Labad
Kafr al-Labad
Location of Kafr al-Labad within Palestine
Coordinates: 32°17′51.05″N 35°06′33.78″E / 32.2975139°N 35.1093833°E / 32.2975139; 35.1093833Coordinates: 32°17′51.05″N 35°06′33.78″E / 32.2975139°N 35.1093833°E / 32.2975139; 35.1093833
Governorate Tulkarm
Government
 • Type Municipality
Area
 • Jurisdiction 11,917 dunams (11.9 km2 or 4.6 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 4,074

Kafr al-Labad (Arabic: كفراللبد‎) is a Palestinian village in the Tulkarm Governorate in the northeastern West Bank, located 9 kilometers east of Tulkarm and two kilometers south of Anabta. Its population in 2007 was 4,074 according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.[1] It has a total land area of 11,917 dunams, of which 25% is used for agricultural purposes. The town's main agricultural products are olives, fruits and wheat.[2]

History[edit]

During early Ottoman Empire rule in 1596, Kafr al-Labad was part of the nahiya ("subdistrict") of Qaqun, part of the larger Sanjak of Nablus. It had a population of 57 households.[3]

In 1995, the Israeli military confiscated about 200 dunams of Kafr al-Labad's lands to enlarge the nearby Israeli settlement of Avnei Hefetz.[4] In total, about 355 dunams of Kafr al-Labad's lands have been added to Avnei Hefetz, while an additional 20 have been confiscated for the settlement of Einav.[2]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

External links[edit]