Jenin

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Janin (unofficially)

37,342  dunams (37.3 km²)

Jenin (Arabic: About this sound جنين ‎; Hebrew: ג'נין‎), is the third largest Palestinian city in west bank located in the northern West Bank. It serves as the administrative center of the Jenin Governorate and is a major agricultural center for the surrounding towns. In 2007, the city had a population of 120,004[1] not including the adjacent refugee camp (also named Jenin) with 35,371[1] residents. Jenin is designated under the administration of the Palestinian Authority.

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Geography

Jenin overlooks both the Jordan Valley to the east and the Jezreel Valley (known by Palestinians as "Marj Ibn Amer") to the north , and from the south it connects to nablus mountains and those mountains are all crowded with large buildings which gives a nice view at night one of those mountains (known by Palestinians as "Abu thohair " mountain)

Etymology

Jenin was known in ancient times as the village of "Ein-Jenin" or "Tel Jenin".[2][3] Tell Jenin, its name in Arabic, is located at the center of what is today Jenin's business district.[4] The word "Ein" means "water spring" and the word "Jenin" is derived from "Jennah" or "Jenan" meaning heaven and heavens respectively.

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