|State||State of Palestine|
|• Type||Village council|
|Name meaning||from personal name|
Siris (Arabic: سيريس) is a Palestinian town in the Jenin Governorate in the western area of the West Bank, located 32 kilometers south of Jenin. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 5400 inhabitants in mid-year 2006. Siris has an area of about 12,495 dunums, including 2,500 dunums of state land, about 7,500 dunums planted with olive trees, about 1,500 dunums of land, and the rest used for construction.
Siris, like all of Palestine, was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire in 1517. In the 1596 tax registers, Siris was part of the nahiya ("subdistrict") of Jabal Sami, part of the larger Sanjak of Nablus. It had a population of 12 households and 3 bachelors, all Muslims. The inhabitants paid a fixed tax rate of 33,3% on agricultural products, including wheat, barley, summer crops, goats and beehives, in addition to occasional revenues; a total of 2,030 akçe.
In the 19th century the Egyptian leader Ibrahim Pasha passed with his forces through Siris during his conquests in the Levant and lived there after he failed to storm the neighboring village of Sanur.
British Mandate era
In the 1945 statistics, the population of Siris was 830, all Muslims, with 12,593 dunams of land, according to an official land and population survey. 1,881 dunams were used for plantations and irrigable land, 2,884 dunams for cereals, while 19 dunams were built-up (urban) land and 7,809 dunams were classified as "non-cultivable".
The Jordanian census of 1961 found 1,207 inhabitants here.
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- Projected Mid -Year Population for Jenin Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
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