Khirbet Safa

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Khirbet Safa
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic خربة صافا
 • Also spelled Safa (official)
Khirbet Safa is located in the Palestinian territories
Khirbet Safa
Khirbet Safa
Location of Khirbet Safa within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°38′32.40″N 35°06′01.54″E / 31.6423333°N 35.1004278°E / 31.6423333; 35.1004278Coordinates: 31°38′32.40″N 35°06′01.54″E / 31.6423333°N 35.1004278°E / 31.6423333; 35.1004278
Governorate Hebron
Government
 • Type Village council
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 1,105
Name meaning "clear", or "bright"[1]

Khirbet Safa (Arabic: خربة صافا‎‎) is a Palestinian village located twelve kilometers north-west of Hebron.The village is in the Hebron Governorate Southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 1,105 in mid-year 2006.[2]

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In 1883 the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine described it as "a small village, with a well to the north, on the west slope just below the watershed."[3]

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