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Jenin (Arabic: Aboot this soondجنين Ǧanīn, Ebreu: ג'נין‎‎) is the lairgest toun in the Northren Wast Bank, an the third lairgest ceety oweraw. It serves as the admeenistrative centre o the Jenin Govrenorate an is a major agricultural centre for the surroondin touns. In 2007, the ceety haed a population o 39,004[1] no includin the adjacent refugee camp (an aw namit Jenin) wi 10,371[1] residents.

Ither transcription(s)
 • Arabic جنين
 • An aa spelled Jinin (official)
Janin (unofficial)
Jenin is locatit in the Palestinian territories
Location o Jenin within the Palestinian territories
Coordinates: 32°27′40″N 35°18′00″E / 32.46111°N 35.30000°E / 32.46111; 35.30000Coordinates: 32°27′40″N 35°18′00″E / 32.46111°N 35.30000°E / 32.46111; 35.30000
Palestine grid 178/207
Govrenorate Jenin
 • Teep Ceety
 • Heid o Municipality Hadem Rida
 • Jurisdiction 37.3 km2 (14.4 sq mi)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Jurisdiction 39,004
  (plus 10,371 in Jenin refugee camp)
Name meanin The ware o gairdens[2]


Jenin wis kent in auncient times as the veelage o "Ein-Jenin" or "Tel Jenin".[3] Tell Jenin is locatit at the centre o whit is the day Jenin's business destrict.[4] The wird "'ayn" means "water spring" in Arabic an the wird "Jenin" micht be relatit tae the Arabic wird جنّة (janna), whilk means "garden".


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2007 Locality Population Statistics. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
  2. Palmer, 1881, p. 147
  3. Mariam Shahin (2005). Palestine:A Guide. Interlink Books. p. 183. ISBN 156656557X. 
  4. Kohl et al., 2007, p. 339.

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