Halhul


Halhul

Infobox Palestinian Authority muni
name=Halhul


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governorate=hb
latd=31|latm=34|lats=43.99|latNS=N
longd=35 |longm=05|longs=55.69|longEW=E
population=21,800
popyear=2006
area=37,335
areakm=37.3
mayor=Ziad Abu Yousef

Halhul ( _ar. حلحول; _he. חַלחוּל) is a Palestinian city located in the southern West Bank, five kilometers north of Hebron in the Hebron Governorate. It is built atop Mount Nabi Yunis, the highest peak in the West Bank, being 1,030 meters above sea level. [ [http://www.poica.org/editor/case_studies/view.php?recordID=1033 A house demolished, three others threatened in the town of Halhul] Land Research Center. 2007-03-24] The city has a land area of 37,335 dunams. [ [http://www.palestineremembered.com/GeoPoints/Halhul_1162/index.html Welcome To Halhul: Town Statistics and Facts] Sami Hadawi (Palestine Liberation Organization Research Center) via palestineremembered.com] According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the city had a population of 21,803 mostly Muslim inhabitants in mid-year 2006. [ [http://www.pcbs.gov.ps/Portals/_pcbs/populati/pop11.aspx Projected Mid -Year Population for Hebron Governorate by Locality 2004- 2006] Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics]

In the latest municipal elections in Halhul in 2004, held by Palestinian National Authority, 13 council members were elected to replace the very long-serving council headed by Mohammed Milhim. The newly elected council members elected engineer Raed al-Atrash who, despite the short serving period of nine months, managed to restructure the municipality and introduce new faces to the serving staff. After Atrash's resignation, the council elected deputy Ziad Abu Yousef as the new mayor. The council has two women in the female seats. [291/mayor.htm Curriculum vitae of the Mayor] Halhul Municipality]

See also

*Hebron GovernorateHalhul Municipality website www.halhul-city.com

References

[http://www.halhul.com halhul online community]

[http://www.halhul-city.com halhul website]


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