Husan


Husan

Infobox Palestinian Authority muni
name=Husan


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arname=حوسان
meaning=
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type=munc
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altOffSp=Hussan
altUnoSp=Housan
governorate=bl
latd=31|latm=42|lats=35.81|latNS=N
longd=35 |longm=08|longs=01.90|longEW=E
population=5,700
popyear=2006
area=7,134
areakm=7.1
mayor=Ali Ibrahim Shusha

Husan ( _ar. حوسان) is a Palestinian town located north of the Gush Etzion Regional Council, nine kilometers west of the city of Bethlehem in the Bethlehem Governorate. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), the town had a population of approximately 5,700 in mid-year 2006. [ [http://www.pcbs.gov.ps/Portals/_pcbs/populati/pop10.aspx Projected Mid -Year Population for Bethlehem Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006] Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics]

In 1978 Husan had a total land area of 7,134 dunams, however with the building of the Betar Illit settlement and an Israeli "reserved area" the town has been downsized to 1,425 dunams. [ [http://www.poica.org/editor/case_studies/view.php?recordID=355 Husan: A Palestinian Village Undergoes the Segregation Wall] Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem] The oldest remains found in the village date back to the Iron Age. Other remains date from the post-Babylonian Exile Period, and the Middle Ages. [ [http://www.bethlehem.ps/culture/old_core/old_cores7.php Hussan Old Core] The Centre for Cultural Heritage Preservation ]

References

Life in Husan - Photos and description of travel restrictions [http://holyexposures.com/wordpress/2008/09/14/life-in-husan-west-bank/] Holyexposures.com


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