Nablus (Arabic: نابلس‎ Nāblus, Hebrew: שכם‎ Šəḵem, Biblical Shechem is a Palestinian city in the northern West Bank, approximately 63 kilometers (39 mi) north of Jerusalem, with a population of 126,132. Located in a strategic position between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, it is the capital of the Nablus Governorate and a Palestinian commercial and cultural center. It was founded by the Roman Emperor Vespasian in 72 CE as Flavia Neapolis.
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