|• Latin||Durrah (official)|
Map of Dura circa 1943
|State||State of Palestine|
|• Type||City (from 1967)|
|• Head of Municipality||Mr. Ahmad Salhoub|
|Name meaning||Dura (proper noun) from Hebrew אֲדוֹרַים Adoraim|
Dura (Arabic: دورا) is a Palestinian city located eleven kilometers southwest of Hebron in the Hebron Governorate in the southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of over 28,268 in 2007. The current mayor is Sameer Al-Namoura.
In 1517, the village was incorporated into the Ottoman Empire with the rest of Syria. After the British Mandate, in the wake of the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, Dura came under Jordanian rule. Dura was established as a municipality on January 1, 1967, five months before it came under Israeli occupation after the Six-Day War.