Abu Snan

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Abu Snan
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu אַבּוּ סְנָן, אבו סנאן
 • ISO 259 ʔabbu-Snaˀn
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic أبو سنان
Abu Snan is located in Israel
Abu Snan
Abu Snan
Coordinates: 32°57′N 35°10′E / 32.950°N 35.167°E / 32.950; 35.167Coordinates: 32°57′N 35°10′E / 32.950°N 35.167°E / 32.950; 35.167
Destrict North
Government
 • Type Local cooncil
Area
 • Total 4,750 dunams (4.75 km2 or 1.83 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 11,900

Abu Snan (Arabic: أبو سنان‎; Ebreu: אַבּוּ סְנָן‎‎) is an Arab local cooncil in the Galilee region o northren Israel, wi an aurie o 4,750 dunams (4.75 km²). It achievit recognition as an unthirlt local cooncil in 1964.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Unner the name Tusyan, probably a corruption o Busenan, Abu Snan wis mentioned as pairt o the domain o the Crusaders durin the hudna atween the Crusaders based in Acre an the Mamluk sultan al-Mansur (Qalawun) declared in 1283.[1]

In 1596, Abu Snan appeared in Ottoman tax registers as being in the Nahiya o Akka o the Liwa o Safad. It haed a population o 102 Muslim hoosehaulds an 3 bachelors.[2]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Abu Snan haed a population o 11,900 bi Juin 2008, o which 54.7% are Muslim, 26.4% are Druze, an 18.9% are Christian.

Income[eedit | eedit soorce]

Region of Abu Sinan in the 1870s

Accordin tae Israel's Central Bureau o Statistics, the toun haed a law rankin (3 oot o 10) on the Kintra's socioeconomic index (December 2001). Anerlie 63.6% o students are entitled tae a matriculation certificate efter Grade 12 (2000). The average salary that year wis NIS 3,629 per month, whareas the naitional average wis NIS 6,835.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Dan Barag (1979). "A new source concerning the ultimate borders of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem". Israel Exploration Journal 29: 197–217. 
  2. Wolf-Dieter Hütteroth and Kamal Abdulfattah (1977). Historical Geography of Palestine, Transjordan and Southern Syria in the Late 16th Century. Erlanger Geographische Arbeiten, Sonderband 5. Erlangen, Germany: Vorstand der Fränkischen Geographischen Gesellschaft. p. 19. 

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