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Kafr Bara

Kafr Bara
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew כַּפְר בַּרָא (Arabic)
 • ISO 259 Káper Báraˀ
 • Also spelled Kafar Bara (official)
Kfar Bara (unofficial)
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic كفر برا
Kafr Bara is located in Israel
Kafr Bara
Kafr Bara
District Central
 • Type Local council
 • Total 9,387 dunams (9.387 km2 or 3.624 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 2,600
Name meaning Khirbet Kafr Bara, "The ruin of the village of Bara"[1]

Kafr Bara or Kfar Bara (Arabic: كفر برا‎; Hebrew: כַּפְר בַּרָא‎) is an Israeli-Arab local council in Israel's Center District. The small town, located near the Green Line, is often considered a part of the Little Triangle along with Kafr Qasim and Jaljulia.


Pottery and glass dating from the Roman period (second century CE) and early Byzantine period (fourth century and beginning of fifth century CE), have been found in a burial cave at Kafr Bara.[2] Archaeological excavations have revealed remains, apparently from a rural settlement from the Byzantine and Early Islamic periods (sixth–ninth centuries CE).[3]

In 1596, Kafr Bara appeared in Ottoman tax registers as being in the Nahiya of Jabal Qubal of the Liwa of Nablus. It had a population of 20 Muslim households, who paid taxes on wheat, barley, summercrops, and goats and/or beehives.[4]

In 1945 the population of Kafr Bara was 150, all Arabs, who owned 3,959 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey.[5] Of this, 10 dunams were for citrus and bananas, 12 were plantations and irrigable land, 1,841 used for cereals,[6] while 14 dunams were built-up (urban) land.[7]


As of the Census of 2008 it had 2,800 people, 99.8% of whom were Muslim.

See also


  1. ^ Palmer, 1881, p. 234
  2. ^ Masarwa, 2008, Kafr Bara Final Report
  3. ^ Abu Fana, 2008, Kafr Bara Final Report
  4. ^ Hütteroth and Abdulfattah, 1977, p. 131
  5. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 75
  6. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 126
  7. ^ Government of Palestine, Department of Statistics. Village Statistics, April, 1945. Quoted in Hadawi, 1970, p. 176


External links

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