Khirbet Safa

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Khirbet Safa
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabicخربة صافا
 • LatinSafa (official)
Khirbet Safa is located in the Palestinian territories
Khirbet Safa
Khirbet Safa
Location of Khirbet Safa within Palestine
Coordinates: 31°38′32″N 35°06′02″E / 31.64222°N 35.10056°E / 31.64222; 35.10056Coordinates: 31°38′32″N 35°06′02″E / 31.64222°N 35.10056°E / 31.64222; 35.10056
StateState of Palestine
GovernorateHebron
Government
 • TypeVillage council
Population
 (2006)
 • Total1,105
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]

History[edit]

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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Bibliography[edit]

  • Conder, C.R.; Kitchener, H.H. (1883). The Survey of Western Palestine: Memoirs of the Topography, Orography, Hydrography, and Archaeology. 3. London: Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
  • Palmer, E.H. (1881). The Survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English Name Lists Collected During the Survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and Explained by E.H. Palmer. Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund.

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