Hebron Governorate


Hebron Governorate

The Hebron Governorate ( _ar. محافظة الخليل) is an administrative district of the Palestinian National Authority in the southern West Bank. The governorate's land area is 1,060 square kilometers and its population according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics in mid-year 2006 was 542,593. This makes the Hebron Governorate the largest of 16 governorates in both population and land area in the Palestinian territories. [http://www.pnic.gov.ps/english/geography/Residential_%20hebron.html Hebron Governorate] Palestinian National Information Center] The city of Hebron is the district capital or "muhfaza" (seat) of the governorate. The governor is Hussein al-A'araj and its district commander is Abdel Fattah al-Ju’eidi. [ [http://www.aloufok.net/article.php3?id_article=150 Hébron] ]

Localities

The Hebron Governorate has a total of seven cities and eighteen towns. The governorate also contains more than 100 Bedouin villages and settlements that are not listed below.

Cities

* Dura
* Halhul
* Hebron (capital)
* Yatta
* az-Zahiriyah

Municipalities

The following localities have municipality status from the Ministry of Local Government of the Palestinian National Authority.
* Bani Na'im
* Beit 'Awwa
* Beit Ula
* Beit Ummar
* Deir Sammit
* Idhna
* Kharas
* Nuba
* Sa'ir
* as-Samu
* Surif
* Tarqumiya
* Taffuh

Village councils

The following have populations over 1,000 persons.
* Beit 'Amra
* Beit Einun
* Beit Kahil
* Beit ar-Rush al-Fauqa
* al-Burj
* Deir al-'Asal al-Fauqa
* ad-Duwwara
* Hadab al-Fawwar
* al-Heila
* Hureiz
* Imreish
* Jab'a
* Karma
* al-Karmil
* Khalet al-Maiyya
* Khursa
* al-Kum
* Khirbet Safa
* Khirbat al-Simia
* Kuseis
* al-Majd
* Qalqas
* Qila
* al-Ramadien
* ar-Rihiya
* ash-Shuyukh
* Shuyukh al-Arrub
* as-Sura
* at-Tabaqa
* al-Uddeisa
* Zif

Refugee camps

*al-Arroub
*al-Fawwar

See also

* Governorates of the Palestinian National Authority

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