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Duma
Duma is located in the Palestinian territories
Duma
Arabic دوما
Governorate Nablus
Government Village Council
Also spelled Doma (officially)
Coordinates 32°03′27.21″N 35°22′02.09″E / 32.0575583°N 35.3672472°E / 32.0575583; 35.3672472Coordinates: 32°03′27.21″N 35°22′02.09″E / 32.0575583°N 35.3672472°E / 32.0575583; 35.3672472
Population 2,220 (2006)
Jurisdiction

17,351  dunams (17.4 km²)

Head of Municipality Abd al-Salaam Dawabsha

Duma (Arabic: دوما‎) is Palestinian town in the Nablus Governorate in the northern West Bank, located 25 kilometers southeast of Nablus. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 2,220 inhabitants in mid-year 2006.[1] Duma's total land area consists of 17,351 dunams, about 200 of which are designated as built-up area.[2]

Prior to the Six-Day War in 1967, nearly all of Duma's working male residents were farmers. Since then the number of farmers has been reduced since many residents have found work in construction in Israel or work in small businesses in the town.[3] However, Duma's residents still mostly rely on irrigated crops, fruit orchards, olive groves and livestock for food.[2][3] Water is provided to Duma by four springs: Fasayel to the west, Ein Duma and Rashash to the south and Umm Amir to the east. Fasayel, the largest spring is also used by Israeli authorities to distribute water to nearby Israeli settlements.[2]

Duma has three schools for girls and boys and the town established a Mayo Clinic in 2002 with the help of the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

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