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 • Arabic قباطية
Qabatiya general view (Eastern field)
Qabatiya general view (Eastern field)
Qabatiyah is located in the Palestinian territories
Location of Qabatiyah within Palestine
Governorate Jenin
 • Type Municipality
 • Head of Municipality Mr. Ali Zakarneh
 • Jurisdiction 50,547 dunams (50.55 km2 or 19.52 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Jurisdiction 19,197

Qabatiya (Arabic: قباطية‎, also spelled Qabatia and Qabatiyah; Hebrew: קבטיה) is a Palestinian city located in the Jenin Governorate in the northern West Bank 6 km south of Jenin. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) census, the town had a population of 19,197 in 2007.[1]

Its total land area consists of 50,547 dunams and it is situated approximately 256m above sea level.[2] Qabatiya is famous for its olive groves, modern agriculture, and limestone industry. It is a part of the Jenin Governorate.

Salah al-Din mosque in the town of Qabatiya.
Teachers at the boys' high school, 1980.


  1. ^ 2007 Locality Population Statistics. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  2. ^ Qabatiya - قباطية


  • Barron, J. B., ed. (1923). Palestine: Report and General Abstracts of the Census of 1922 (PDF). Government of Palestine. 
  • (p. 156)  
  • Hütteroth, Wolf-Dieter; Abdulfattah, Kamal (1977). Historical Geography of Palestine, Transjordan and Southern Syria in the Late 16th Century. Erlanger Geographische Arbeiten, Sonderband 5. Erlangen, Germany: Vorstand der Fränkischen Geographischen Gesellschaft. (p. 127)  
  • Mills, E., ed. (1932). Census of Palestine 1931. Population of Villages, Towns and Administrative Areas (PDF). Jerusalem: Government of Palestine. 
  • (Monro, 1835, vol 1, p. 277, cited in Robinson and Smith, vol 3, p. 154)  
  • (p. 187)  
  • (Robinson and Smith, vol 3, p. 154)  
  • (Saulcy, 1854, vol 1, p. 86)  

External links

  • Welcome To Qabatiya
  • Survey of Western Palestine, Map 11: IAA,
  • Wolfram|Alpha - Qabatiya
  • Population statistics
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