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Asira ash-Shamaliya
Asira ash-Shamaliya is located in the Palestinian territories
Asira ash-Shamaliya
Arabic عصيرة الشماليّة
Name meaning "firewood of the north"
Governorate Nablus
Government Municipality (from 1997)
Also spelled Asira al-Shamaliyeh (officially)

'Asira ash-Shamaliyah (unofficially)

Coordinates 32°15′02.44″N 35°16′01.21″E / 32.2506778°N 35.2670028°E / 32.2506778; 35.2670028Coordinates: 32°15′02.44″N 35°16′01.21″E / 32.2506778°N 35.2670028°E / 32.2506778; 35.2670028
Population 7,556 (2007)
Jurisdiction

29,442  dunams (29.4 km²)

Head of Municipality Mohammad Mahmoud Jawabra
Website www.asira.org.ps

Asira ash-Shamaliya (Arabic: عصيرة الشماليّة‎)is a Palestinian town in the Nablus Governorate, located six kilometers north of Nablus in the northern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of approximately 7,556 inhabitants in 2007.[1]

In Arabic, the word Asira means firewood due to the town's (and nearby Asira al-Qibliya's) abundance of forests which was used by residents to sell firewood.[2]

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External links

Asira al-Shamaliya Municipality

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