Bir al-Maksur

Bir al-Maksur
  • בִּיר אל-מַכְּסוּר
  • بئر المكسور
Hebrew transcription(s)
  ISO 259 Bir ˀel-Makksur
  Also spelled Bir el-Maksur (official)
Beer al-Maksura (unofficial)

Bir al-Maksur, 2010
Bir al-Maksur
Coordinates: 32°46′38.09″N 35°13′15.24″E / 32.7772472°N 35.2209000°E / 32.7772472; 35.2209000Coordinates: 32°46′38.09″N 35°13′15.24″E / 32.7772472°N 35.2209000°E / 32.7772472; 35.2209000
District Northern
Founded 1950s
  Type Local council (from 1990)
  Head of Municipality Mohamed Ghadir
  Total 4,554 dunams (4.554 km2 or 1.758 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
  Total 8,709
Name meaning The Broken Well

Bir al-Maksur or Beer el-Maksura (Arabic: بئر المكسور; Hebrew: בִּיר אל-מַכְּסוּר) is an Arab Bedouin[2] local council in the Northern District of Israel located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north-west of Nazareth. In 2015 its population was 8,709. The villagers belong to the Arab el-Hujeirat Bedouin tribe, settled there in the 1950s.

See also


  1. "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.


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