Burqa is a colourful, leafy town located 18km north of the buzzing city of Nablus. Not to be confused with the Burqa in Ramallah governorate, this small town is distinctive due to its abundance of greenery. In particular, there is a great variety of trees on the main road through the town, while fir trees provide shade for some atmospheric historic old homes on the edge of town.
Burqa has a small cluster of shops located around its palm tree-studded central square. But no matter where you are in the town, whether it’s the eclectic Old Town or more modern residential streets, flowers and trees grow plentifully. The surrounding fields and forests add to the feeling that this is somewhere similar to Tolkein’s Shire.
Population: 4,030 (2006)