Name of City: Salfeet

Population: 12000 (2017)

Area: 30 Km2

Salfit is located in the centre of the West Bank between the governorates of Nablus, Salfit and Qalqilya. It is bordered by Al Lubban ash Sharqiya (in Salfit Governorate) and Iskaka to its east, Bani Zeid ash Sharqiya„ Ammuriyya (in Salfit Governorate) to the south, Farkha and Bruqin villages to its west and Haris, Kifl Haris and Marda villages to its north.

Name of Mayor: Mr. Abdul Kareem Al Zubidi



Main features:

Salfit is an ancient city with many civilizations as it is considered a Kananiyah city of origin, inhabited later by Romans and Muslims and it finds many beguiling ruins in its lands. Salfit is famous for its olive oil as the governorate of Salfit produces the biggest share of it in Palestine.

Main economic activities:

The main economic activity in Salfit is the agriculture. Salfit is the most famous city in the production of olive oil where 90% of the cultivated orchards are olive, in addition to cultivated lands of vegetables and fruit trees. The livestock wealth in the city constitute one of the pillar for the economic growth as well.

Additionally, the commercial sector accounts for a large proportion of its economic activity, especially in the field of communications, trade and transport.

Conditions and environmental challenges:

Salfit is confronting many issues in various economic and infrastructure sectors such as the poor water exploitation and helpless control of the water supply particularly in the zones of development. Moreover, Salfit experiences numerous ecological issues in expulsion of the current solid waste, wastewater or olive-contemporary waste, which affect the health of the people and cause serious harms for the environment. Therefore, a number of services must be provided to Salfit residents, including the establishment and maintenance of road and drinking water networks, waste collection, and social development services as well.

In the previous years, the fast expansion in temperatures left a significant impact on agricultural lands and particularly olive trees. Notwithstanding that, shift and delay in rainy season left its effect on agricultural sector specially olives.