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Jenin
Ither transcription(s)
 • Arabicجنين
 • An aa spelledJinin (official)
Janin (unofficial)
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Coordinates: 32°27′40″N 35°18′00″E / 32.46111°N 35.30000°E / 32.46111; 35.30000Coordinates: 32°27′40″N 35°18′00″E / 32.46111°N 35.30000°E / 32.46111; 35.30000
Palestine grid178/207
GovrenorateJenin
Govrenment
 • TeepCeety
 • Heid o MunicipalityHadem Rida
Area
 • Jurisdiction37.3 km2 (14.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)[1]
 • Jurisdiction39,004
 (plus 10,371 in Jenin refugee camp)
Name meaninThe ware o gairdens[2]

Jenin (Arabic: Aboot this soondجنين Ǧanīn, Ebreu: ג'נין‎‎) is the lairgest toun in the Northren Wast Bank, an the third lairgest ceety oweraw. It serves as the admeenistrative centre o the Jenin Govrenorate an is a major agricultural centre for the surroondin touns. In 2007, the ceety haed a population o 39,004[1] no includin the adjacent refugee camp (an aw namit Jenin) wi 10,371[1] residents.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

Jenin wis kent in auncient times as the veelage o "Ein-Jenin" or "Tel Jenin".[3] Tell Jenin is locatit at the centre o whit is the day Jenin's business destrict.[4] The wird "'ayn" means "water spring" in Arabic an the wird "Jenin" micht be relatit tae the Arabic wird جنّة (janna), whilk means "garden".

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2007 Locality Population Statistics. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  2. Palmer, 1881, p. 147
  3. Mariam Shahin (2005). Palestine:A Guide. Interlink Books. p. 183. ISBN 156656557X.
  4. Kohl et al., 2007, p. 339.

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