Beit Sahour, Bethlehem Governorate, Palestine

🇵🇸 Beit Sahour is a Palestinian town east of Bethlehem under the administration of the Palestinian National Authority. The population is 80% Christian and 20% Muslim. Modern Beit Sahour is also known as Beit Sahur an-Nasara ("Beit Sahur of the Christians"), or Beit Sahour al-Wadi ("Beit Sahur of the Valley").

Economy The town's economy is largely based on tourism and related industries, such as the manufacture of olive-wood carvings. Agriculture and work in Israel also play a significant role. The town had a prominent role in the Palestinian national "Bethlehem 2000" project, as extensive renovations of tourist sites, hotels and businesses, and historic sites were carried out prior to the millennium celebrations. During the First Intifada, residents in the town had attempted to develop their own dairy industry—a move resisted by Israeli authorities. These efforts were documented in 2014 film The Wanted 18, co-directed by Palestinian filmmaker Amer Shomali and Canadian Paul Cowan. Social and economic development were disrupted by the Second Intifada.

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Beit Sahour has a population of over 14,000 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Beit Sahour is twinned with many cities and communes across the world including: 🇧🇭 Al Manama, Bahrain; 🇮🇹 Fiorenzuola d'Arda, Italy; 🇫🇷 Roman, France; 🇬🇷 Korydallos, Greece; 🇳🇱 Opsterland, Netherlands; 🇨🇱 Concon, Chile; 🇮🇹 Laconi, Italy; 🇮🇹 Piacenza, Italy; 🇮🇹 Rimini, Italy; 🇮🇹 Quatrro-Castella, Italy; 🇫🇷 Vaulx-en-Velin, France; 🇯🇴 Fuheis, Jordan; 🇮🇹 Mira, Italy; 🇮🇹 Anghiari, Italy; 🇫🇷 Clichy, France; 🇶🇦 Doha, Qatar; 🇨🇱 San Fernando, Chile; 🇩🇪 Xanten, Germany; 🇷🇴 Alba Iulia, Romania; 🇱🇹 Utena, Lithuania; 🇮🇪 Tralee, Ireland.

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