|• ISO 259||Basma|
|• Type||Local cooncil|
Basma (Arabic: بسم, Ebreu: בסמ"ה) is an Israeli-Arab local cooncil locatit in the Wadi Ara aurie o the Haifa Destrict. The local cooncil wis formit in 1995 throu the consolidation o the veelages o Barta'a West, Ein as-Sahala, an Muawiya; Basma is an acronym o the veelages' names. Accordin tae the Israel Central Bureau o Statistics, the locality haed a population o 7,900 at the end o 2005.
As o the census o 2008, Basma haed 7,600 residents, o whom 99.8% wur Muslim.
See an aw
- "Table 3. - Population(1) of Localities Numbering Above 1,000 Residents And Other Rural Population On 31 December 2006." Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics.
- Palmer, E. H. (1881): The survey of Western Palestine: Arabic and English name lists collected during the survey by Lieutenants Conder and Kitchener, R. E. Transliterated and explained by E.H. Palmer. (p.149 )
- Petersen, Andrew (2002): A Gazetteer of Buildings in Muslim Palestine: Volume I (British Academy Monographs in Archaeology) (p. 223: Ancient shrine at "Muawiya." According to local tradition, the shrine was built about 100 years ago. However, Petersen, examining it in 1994, found that the structure itself suggested it was considerably older, with subsequent rebuilding in the later nineteenth century.)