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Tulkarm is a Palestinian city in the northern West Bank, on the border between Israel and the West Bank. Its population was about 82,000 in 2017.


Tulkarem Center

Its central location between a plain and a mountain has made it commercially and strategically significant and has had a great impact on its growth. In the past, Tulkarm was a caravan station and a trading center for products from the city's surrounding villages and farms, as well as a point from which armies crossed to Egypt and the Levant (al-Sham).

It has an adjoining refugee camp, and is surrounded by Israeli settlements.

Get in[edit]

It's probably easiest to get in from Nablus. It is about 15 km (9.3 mi) west of Nablus, further southwest of Jenin, and 15 km (9.3 mi) east of the Israeli coastal city of Netanya.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Tulkarm Archaeological Museum, Paris Street (in front of the town hall). Housed in an Ottoman Post and Telegraph building from 1908, it has many artifacts from the Roman period onward.
  • There is a historical Greek Orthodox church, established in 1830, in the city center.


  • Mega Land ‎(ميجا لاند), an amusement park.






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