History of Ramallah

Ramallah is composed of "Ram", an Aramaic word that means "high place or mountain" and "Allah", the Arabic word for God. A Palestinian city in the central West Bank located 10 km (6 miles) north of Jerusalem, adjacent to al-Bireh. It currently serves as the de facto administrative capital of the State of Palestine.

In the mid 16th Century, Rasheed Elhaddadin “The founder of Ramallah” led his little caravan across the barren hills east of Jordan to a location not far from Jerusalem. Little did he know then that he was setting the foundations of a promising new town in the heart of Palestine called Ramallah.

The Haddadin caravan reached a wooded area sixteen kilometers north of Jerusalem. Here among the remains of prehistoric caves and two Roman villages, the caravan settled and started building the foudnations of their new homes.

There are 88 towns and villages surrounding Ramallah which make the population of Ramallah district around 220,000.

The area of Ramallah is 19,000 dunums (1 dunum = 1,000 Sq. meters).


This area enjoys a Mediterranean climate of mild summer, Ramallah is known for its pleasant summer breeze.

Currently in Ramallah