Event: Ottoman Land Code, 7 Ramadan 1274

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The Ottoman Land Code confirms the existing legal doctrine concerning land categories and land acquisition. It introduces two main novelties: it requires registration of individual ownership of land, and it permits individuals to own vast tracts of land. It thus aims at creating a new tax revenue for the State and encouraging cultivation of formerly unoccupied land. The Land Code has had long-lasting political and social effects in Palestine.

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Timeline Date: 
1858/4/21
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1858/04/21
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