Kafr Qasim

city in Israel

Kafr Qasim (Arabic: كفر قاسم, Hebrew: כַּפְר קָאסִם), also spelled as Kafr Qassem, Kufur Kassem, Kfar Kassem and Kafar Kassem, is a hill-top city in Israel with an Arab population. It is located about 20 km (12 mi) east of Tel Aviv.

Kafr Qasim
  • כַּפְר קָסִם, כפר קאסם
  • كفر قاسم
City (from 2008)
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Kpar Qásim, Kpar Qáˀsem
 • Also spelledKafar Qasem (official)
Kufur Kassem (unofficial)
Roundabout in Kafr Qasim with a monument for the massacre in 1956, the central mosque with another monument, and mixed-used buildings.
Roundabout in Kafr Qasim with a monument for the massacre in 1956, the central mosque with another monument, and mixed-used buildings.
Official logo of Kafr Qasim
Coordinates: 32°06′54″N 34°58′30″E / 32.1151°N 34.9751°E / 32.1151; 34.9751Coordinates: 32°06′54″N 34°58′30″E / 32.1151°N 34.9751°E / 32.1151; 34.9751
Grid position167/148 PAL
DistrictCentral
Founded19th century
Government
 • MayorAdel Badir
Area
 • Total9,154 dunams (9.154 km2 or 3.534 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total22,743
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Name meaningThe village of Kasim[2]
Websitekfar-qasem.muni.il

ReferencesEdit

  1. "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. Palmer, 1881, p. 230

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