|• Also spelled||Nabulus (official)|
Nablus, June 2014
|• Type||City (from 1995)|
|• Head of Municipality||Adly Yaish|
|• Jurisdiction||28,564 dunams (28.6 km2 or 11.0 sq mi)|
Nablus (Arabic: نابلس Nāblus [næːblʊs] (listen), Hebrew: שכם Šəḵem, Biblical Shechem ISO 259-3 Škem, Greek: Νεάπολις Νeapolis) is a city in the northern West Bank, approximately 49 kilometers (30 mi) north of Jerusalem, (approximately 63 kilometers (39 mi) by road), with a population of 126,132. Located between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, it is the capital of the Nablus Governorate and a Palestinian commercial and cultural center, containing the An-Najah National University, one of the largest Palestinian institutions of higher learning, and the Palestinian stock-exchange.
Today, the population is predominantly Muslim, with small Christian and Samaritan minorities.