How big was Ras Abu Ammar?
The population of Ras Abu Ammar grew steadily over the years
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Starting in 1879, the ZDPV notest that the village is logged at 92 Men and 9 houses, true to the Kaiser-era outlook. Men only were noted. For some reason the Germans had it under the District of Hebron.
In 1881 in Liepzig, the same Magazine notes the village holding 330 Houses, obviously a mistake of some sort.
In the same publication, the Magazine of Deutsch-Palestinian Association published in 1896 has a total population 279 and 93 men able to work.
After this period, I lose records until 1922, when we start using the British Mandate Palestine’s Census. It counted the inhabitants to be 339 Mohammedans. Leave it to the British to call Muslims Mohammedans.
In 1931 the same census made the village grow to 488 people but that was by adding ‘Ein Hubin and ‘Aqqur
In 1945 the population of Ras Abu Ammar was clocked at 62o inhabitants. There were 8 Km2 of land. More precisely it was 8,313,000 m 2 of land with around 29,000 m 2 of public Land.
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