Bethlehem

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Bethlehem
Ither transcription(s)
 • Arabicبيت لحم
 • An aa spelledBeit Lahm (official)
Bayt Lahm (unofficial)
 • Ebreuבֵּית לֶחֶם
Bethlehem skyline frae Kirk o the Nativity
Bethlehem skyline frae Kirk o the Nativity
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Coordinates: 31°42′11″N 35°11′44″E / 31.70306°N 35.19556°E / 31.70306; 35.19556Coordinates: 31°42′11″N 35°11′44″E / 31.70306°N 35.19556°E / 31.70306; 35.19556
GovrenorateBethlehem
Foondit1400 BCE (est.)
Govrenment
 • TeepCeety (from 1995)
 • Heid o MunicipalityVera Baboun[1]
Area
 • Jurisdiction10.611 km2 (4.097 sq mi)
Population
 (2007[2])
 • Jurisdiction25,266
Name meaninHoose o Meat (Arabic); Hoose o Breid (Ebreu & Aramaic)
Websitewww.bethlehem-city.org

Bethlehem (Beth Leḥem or Modren Hebrew Beyt Leḥem, lit "Hoose o Breid;" Greek: Βηθλεέμ Bethleém, Arabic: بَيْتِ لَحْمٍ‎, Aboot this soondBayt Laḥm , lit "Hoose o Meat"; Ebreu: בֵּית לֶחֶם‎‎) is a Palestinian ceety in the central Wast Bank, approximately 8 km (5 mi) sooth o Jerusalem, wi a population o aboot 30,000 fowk.

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Bethlehem is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Kuttab, Daoud (23 December 2012). "Bethlehem Has New Female Mayor, Yet Same Old Problems". Al-Monitor. Retrieved 17 Mairch 2016.
  2. "2007 PCBS Census" (PDF). Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p. 117. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 10 December 2010. Retrieved 16 Apryle 2009.