Bethlehem

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Bethlehem
Ither transcription(s)
 • Arabic بيت لحم
 • An aa spelled Beit Lahm (official)
Bayt Lahm (unofficial)
 • Ebreu בֵּית לֶחֶם
Bethlehem skyline frae Kirk o the Nativity
Bethlehem skyline frae Kirk o the Nativity
Bethlehem is locatit in the Palestinian territories
Bethlehem
Bethlehem
Location o Bethlehem within the Palestinian territories
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
Govrenorate Bethlehem
Foondit 1400 BCE (est.)
Govrenment
 • Teep Ceety (from 1995)
 • Heid o Municipality Vera Baboun[1]
Area
 • Jurisdiction 10,611 dunams (10.611 km2 or 4.097 sq mi)
Population (2007[2])
 • Jurisdiction 25,266
Name meanin Hoose o Meat (Arabic); Hoose o Breid (Ebreu & Aramaic)
Website www.bethlehem-city.org

Bethlehem (Beth Leḥem or Modren Hebrew Beyt Leḥem, lit "Hoose o Breid;" Greek: Βηθλεέμ Bethleém, Arabic: بَيْتِ لَحْمٍ‎‎, Aboot this soond Bayt 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 (2012-12-23). "Bethlehem Has New Female Mayor, Yet Same Old Problems". Al-Monitor. Retrieved 2016-03-17. 
  2. "2007 PCBS Census" (PDF). Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p. 117. Archived frae the oreeginal (PDF) on 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2009-04-16.