The geographical location of the city of Tulkarm

The city of Tulkarm is located within the Green Line, fifteen kilometers away from the eastern side of the Mediterranean Sea.[1] It is located specifically in the eastern part of the middle of the Palestinian coastal plain, and mediates in its location between the coastal plain and the mountain; Therefore, the city is distinguished by its important location for trade and military business. Since ancient times, the city has been a commercial station, a market that combines the products of the mountain and the plain, and it was a transit station for the military invasions between the Levant and Egypt.[2]

The name of the city of Tulkarm

The city of Tulkarm was mentioned in many books and sources, including the writings of Al-Maqrizi and the Dictionary of Countries, where it was stated that it is “Tulkarm”, and its literal meaning is “Mountain of generosity”; Because of its fame for the vineyards, and it remained known by this name until the seventeenth century AD, and it is believed that the word Tur was distorted into length, and thus the city became known as “Toul Karam”, and the city continued with this name until the present time, and according to Ibn Khaldun’s beliefs that Tulkarm is a land Ajnadine, which witnessed the battle of Ajnaden, which took place in 637 AD between the Romans and the Muslims.[3]

General information about the city of Tulkarm

There is a lot of information that must be known about the city of Tulkarm, and they are as follows:[1]

  • Sunni Muslims make up the majority of the city’s population, and few Christians live there.
  • The city is characterized by a semi-tropical climate, where it experiences large amounts of rain during the winter, and the temperatures are between 8-16 degrees Celsius, while the summer temperatures range from 17-30 degrees Celsius.
  • Arabic and English are the languages ​​spoken by the residents of Tulkarm.
  • The people of Tulkarm make their living by growing and producing watermelons, tomatoes, sesame, wheat, guavas, olives, and other agricultural crops.
  • The city of Tulkarm links many cities around it, including: Nablus, Jenin, Qalqilya and Hadera.[2]

The most important tourist and archaeological sites

The city of Tulkarm is distinguished by its tourist and archaeological sites, including the following:[3]

  • Khirbat Ertah: This ruin contains a grape press. It is noteworthy that the press is built of stones paved with white mosaic, and is surrounded by a mosaic courtyard from various sides, and a group of wells and caves are located close to it.
  • The shrine of the daughters of the Prophet Jacob: This shrine is located in the village of Ertah, and is characterized by the presence of the lower floor, which consists of a Roman building, and the upper floor is an Islamic building consisting of two rooms with two domes, and a courtyard in the form of Islamic buildings.
  • Khirbet Nisf Jbeil: This Khirbet is located in the southeast of Pharaoh.
  • Koor Village: The construction of most of its buildings dates back to the time of the leader, al-Zahir Baybars. The buildings are distinguished by their largeness, with a castle in the middle, the remains of a mosque, and buildings dating back to the Mamluk and Ottoman periods. All of these buildings are ancient, some of which are 100 meters long and 50 meters wide, and contain carved tombs in the rocks.
  • Shufa Village: It is located in the southeast of Tulkarm, and contains buildings dating back to the Roman and Byzantine eras.
  • Khirbet al-Barh: It is also called Barh al-Atout, as it contains the remains of a tower, arches, cisterns, a water pool, and antiquities. However, on its western appearance, the settlement of Kfar Yona was established.
  • Khirbet Umm Sur: It is distinguished by the remains of a wall, buildings, a reservoir, columns, and cisterns.

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  1. ^ a b “Tulkarm City Guide”,, Retrieved 10-12-2018. Edited.
  2. ^ a b “Tulkarem (city)”,, 26-8-2014, accessed on 10-12-2018. act.
  3. ^ a b “The most prominent historical and tourist attractions in Tulkarm Governorate”,, accessed on 12-10-2018. act.

Information about the city of Tulkarm

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