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Kharas is a Palestinian town in the southern West Bank, located twelve kilometers northwest of Hebron, part of the Hebron Governorate. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the town had a population of 6,665 inhabitants in 2007. It is situated at the northern mouth of the Wadi ’Arab near the ruins of 'Elah. Nearby towns include Nuba and Beit Ula to the south, Surif to the north and Halhul to the east. It has a total land area of 6,781 dunams. There are five schools in the town: a boy's secondary school, a girls secondary school, Khaled ibn al-Walid basic mixed primary school, a girls' primary school and a mixed high school. There are four mosques, a sports club, a government-run health clinic and an olive press. (via Freebase)