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 • Arabic قلقاس
Qalqas is located in the Palestinian territories
Location of Qalqas within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 31°29′31.24″N 35°05′47.85″E / 31.4920111°N 35.0966250°E / 31.4920111; 35.0966250Coordinates: 31°29′31.24″N 35°05′47.85″E / 31.4920111°N 35.0966250°E / 31.4920111; 35.0966250
Governorate Hebron
 • Type Village council
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 1,149
Name meaning "The ruin of potatoes"[1]

Qalqas or Qilqis (Arabic: قلقاس‎‎) is a Palestinian village located four kilometers south of Hebron and adjacent to Beit Hagai. The village is in the Hebron Governorate Southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the village had a population of 1,149 in 2007.[2] The primary health care facilities for the village are designated by the Ministry of Health as level 1.[3]


French explorer Victor Guérin visited the place in 1863, and described it as "the ruins of a large village".[4]

In 1883, the Palestine Exploration Fund's Survey of Western Palestine called the place Khurbet Kilkis. It was described as having "walls and cisterns, and rock-cut tombs".[5]


  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 400
  2. ^ 2007 PCBS Census Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p.119.
  3. ^ West Bank Health care
  4. ^ Guérin, 1869, pp. 212, 257-258
  5. ^ Conder and Kitchener, 1883, SWP III, p. 358


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