|• ISO 259||Káper Báraˀ|
|• Also spelled||Kafar Bara (official)|
Kfar Bara (unofficial)
Mosque in Kafr Bara, 2010
|Grid position||147/170 PAL|
|• Total||9,387 dunams (9.387 km2 or 3.624 sq mi)|
|• Density||390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Name meaning||Khirbet Kafr Bara, "The ruin of the village of Bara"|
Kafr Bara or Kfar Bara (Arabic: كفر برا; Hebrew: כַּפְר בַּרָא) is an Israeli-Arab local council in Israel's Central District. The small town, located near the Green Line, is often considered a part of the Little Triangle along with Kafr Qasim and Jaljulia. In 2019 its population was 3,678.
Pottery and glass dating from the Roman period (second century CE) and early Byzantine period (fourth century and beginning of fifth century CE), have been found in a burial cave at Kafr Bara. Various agricultural installations, including a winepress, dating from Byzantine era has also been excavated. Archaeological excavations have revealed remains, apparently from a rural settlement from the Byzantine and Early Islamic periods (sixth–ninth centuries CE).
In 1517, the village was included in the Ottoman Empire with the rest of Palestine, and in the 1596 tax-records it appeared located in the Nahiya of Jabal Qubal, part of Nablus Sanjak. It had a population of 20 Muslim households, who paid a fixed tax-rate of 33,3 % on agricultural products, including wheat, barley, summer crops, and goats and/or beehives; a total of 2,920 akçe. 5/6 of the revenue went to a Waqf.
British Mandate era
In the 1945 statistics the population of Kafr Bara was 150, all Muslims, who owned 3,959 dunams of land according to an official land and population survey. Of this, 10 dunams were for citrus and bananas, 12 were plantations and irrigable land, 1,841 used for cereals, while 14 dunams were built-up (urban) land.
1948, and aftermath
After 1948, Kafr Bara has been part of Israel.
Kafr Bara had a population of 3,274 in the 2014 census.
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