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Asira ash-Shamaliya ( )is a Palestinianmarker town in the Nablus Governoratemarker, located six kilometers north of Nablusmarker in the northern West Bankmarker. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of approximately 7,556 inhabitants in 2007.

In Arabic, the word Asira means firewood due to the town's (and nearby Asira al-Qibliyamarker's) abundance of forests which was used by residents to sell firewood.


  1. 2007 PCBS Census. Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p.110.
  2. Asira al-Shamalia Municipality

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