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Salfit (Arabic: سلفيت‎), also Salfeet, is a Palestinian town in the central West Bank. It is located just across a valley to the south of the Israeli settlement of Ariel, about midway between Nablus and Ramallah. Home to approximately 5,800, it has been administered by the Palestinian Authority since the 1995 Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and serves as the seat of a district which shares its name. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... Map of Israeli settlements (magenta) in the West Bank. ... Ariel (Hebrew: אריאל) is an Israeli city located in the biblical region of Samaria (northern Israeli administered West Bank) near the ancient village of Timnat Serah. ... Nāblus (sometimes Nābulus; Arabic: (help· info); IPA , Hebrew: (help· info); IPA ); ) is a major city under Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and, with a population of over 100,000, is one of the largest Palestinian population centers in the Middle East. ... Ramallah (Arabic:  ) is a Palestinian city in the West Bank of approximately 57,000 residents. ... Anthem: Biladi Capital None. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip or Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement, or simply the Interim Agreement, also known as Oslo 2 (or Oslo II), and alternately known as Taba, was a key and complex agreement about the future of the Gaza Strip and the West...

Salfit is located at an altitude of 510 metres in the central Samarian highlands. Agriculture is an important part of its economy, especially the cultivation of native olives and grapes as well as almond and apple orchards. The town is believed to have been founded at some point after the Crusades. The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ... It has been suggested that Sebastia, Middle East be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the medieval crusades. ...

External links

  • Palestinian National Information Centre (Arabic)
  • Municipality

Coordinates: 32°05′N 35°10′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...



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