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Salim
Arabic سالم
Governorate Nablus
Government Village Council
Also spelled Salem (officially)
Population 5,100 (2006)
Jurisdiction

10,283  dunams (10.3 km²)

Salim (Arabic: سالم‎) is a Palestinian town in the northern West Bank, located six kilometers east of Nablus and is a part of the Nablus Governorate. It is situated in a well-watered valley between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim. Nearby towns include Deir al-Hatab to the northwest, Balata to the west and Beit Furik to the south. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), Salim had a population of approximately 5,100 inhabitants in 2006.[1]

History

Salim dates back to the Middle Bronze Age. It was built on the site of the ancient Canaanite and later Israelite town of Sychem.[2]

References

Coordinates: 32°13′N 35°20′E / 32.217°N 35.333°E / 32.217; 35.333

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