Kharbatha Bani Harith
|Kharbatha Bani Harith|
|• Arabic||خربثا بني حارث|
|• Also spelled||Kharbatha al-Harithiyya (official)|
|Governorate||Ramallah & al-Bireh|
|• Type||Village council|
|• Jurisdiction||7,120 dunams (7.12 km2 or 2.75 sq mi)|
|Name meaning||"The ruins of the sons of Harith"|
Kharbatha Bani Harith (Arabic: خربثا بني حارث) is a Palestinian town in the central West Bank, located 15 kilometers west of Ramallah in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate. The name of the town is probably a corruption of Khirbat Bani Harith ("the ruins of the sons of Harith"). According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 2,846. Nearby towns and villages include Bil'in to the south, Ras Karkar to the east, and Deir Qaddis to the west. It has a total land area of 7,120 dunams.
In 1882, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine described the village, called Khurbetha Ibn Harith, as being of medium size, with a well on the west, "standing on high ground among the olive trees."
British Mandate era
In the 1922 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Kharbata had a population of 338 inhabitants, all Muslim. In the 1931 census it had increased to a population of 469, still all Muslim, in 102 inhabited houses.
In 1945, the population of Kharbata was 650, all Muslims, who owned 7,120 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey. 2,788 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, 591 used for cereals, while 9 dunams were built-up (urban) land.
- Palmer, 1881, p. 237
- 2007 PCBS Census. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p.114.
- Finkelstein and Lederman, 1997, p. 200
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- Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 155
- Guérin, 1875, p. 84
- Conder and Kitchener, 1882, SWP II, p. 294
- Barron, 1923, Table VII, Sub-district of Ramleh, p. 22
- Mills, 1932, p. 21
- Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 29
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 67
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 115
- Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 165
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- Welcome To Kharbata
- Survey of Western Palestine, Map 14: IAA, Wikimedia commons
- Kharbatha Bani Harith Village (Fact Sheet), Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem (ARIJ)
- Kharbatha Bani Harith Village Profile, Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem (ARIJ)
- Kharbatha Bani Harith aerial photo, Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem (ARIJ)