Osarin

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Osarin
Other transcription(s)
 • Arabic أُوصرين
 • Also spelled Osarin (official)
’Usarin (unofficial)
Osarin is located in the Palestinian territories
Osarin
Osarin
Location of Osarin within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 32°07′32″N 35°18′37″E / 32.12556°N 35.31028°E / 32.12556; 35.31028Coordinates: 32°07′32″N 35°18′37″E / 32.12556°N 35.31028°E / 32.12556; 35.31028
Palestine grid 179/170
Governorate Nablus
Government
 • Type Village council
Population (2006)
 • Jurisdiction 1,630
Name meaning "High ground";[1]

Osarin (Arabic: أُوصرين‎‎) is a Palestinian town in the Nablus Governorate in northern West Bank, located 16 kilometers southeast of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the town had a population of 1,630 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.[2]

History[edit]

Shards from Iron Age II, Crusader/Ayyubid and Mamluk eras have been found here.[3]

Ottoman era[edit]

Shards from the early Ottoman era have been found here.[3] In 1596 the village appeared in Ottoman tax registers under the name of ‘’Usarin’’, and as being in the nahiya of Jabal Qubal in the liwa of Nablus. It had a population of 10 households and 4 bachelors, all Muslim. They paid a fixed tax-rate of 33,3 % on agricultural products, including wheat, barley, summer crops, olive trees, goats and beehives, in addition to occasional revenues and a press for olive oil or syrup; a total of 2,900 Akçe.[4]

In 1838, Ausarin was noted as a village in the District of El-Beitawy, east of Nablus.[5]

In 1870 Victor Guérin noted the village, situated on a hill.[6]

British Mandate era[edit]

In the 1922 census of Palestine, conducted by the British Mandate authorities, Ausarin had a population of 87 Muslims,[7] increasing in the 1931 census to 122 Muslim, in 34 houses.[8]

In 1945 Usarin had a population of 200 Muslim,[9] with 2,185 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey.[10] Of this, 347 dunams were plantations and irrigable land, 1,098 were used for cereals,[11] while 11 dunams were built-up land.[12]

Jordanian era[edit]

In the wake of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and after the 1949 Armistice Agreements, Osarin came under Jordanian rule.

1967-present[edit]

After the Six-Day War in 1967, Osarin has been under Israeli occupation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 252
  2. ^ Projected Mid -Year Population for Nablus Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  3. ^ a b Finkelstein et al., 1997, p. 713
  4. ^ Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 135.
  5. ^ Robinson and Smith, 1841, vol 3, Appendix 2, p. 128
  6. ^ Guérin, 1875, p. 12
  7. ^ Barron, 1923, Table IX, Sub-district of Nablus, p. 25
  8. ^ Mills, 1932, p. 66
  9. ^ Department of Statistics, 1945, p. 19
  10. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 61
  11. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 108
  12. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 158

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