Basma (Arabic: بسم, Hebrew: בסמ"ה) is an Israeli-Arab local council located in the Wadi Ara area of the Haifa District. The local council was formed in 1995 through the consolidation of the villages of Barta'a West, Ein as-Sahala, and Muawiya; Basma is an acronym of the villages' names. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, the locality had a population of 7,900 at the end of 2005.
- ↑ "Table 3. - Population(1) of Localities Numbering Above 1,000 Residents And Other Rural Population On 31/12/2006." Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics.
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