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Arugot is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°44′4.92″N 34°46′14.51″E / 31.7347000°N 34.7706972°E / 31.7347000; 34.7706972Coordinates: 31°44′4.92″N 34°46′14.51″E / 31.7347000°N 34.7706972°E / 31.7347000; 34.7706972
Council Be'er Tuvia Regional Council
Region South-central Israel
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Polish and Romanian immigrants
Population (2011) 1,064[1]

Arugot (Hebrew: עֲרוּגוֹת, lit. Flowerbeds) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Kiryat Malakhi, it falls under the jurisdiction of Be'er Tuvia Regional Council. In 2011 it had a population of 1,064.[1]

The moshav was founded in 1949 by immigrants from Poland and Romania on the land belonging to the depopulated Palestinian village of Qastina[2] and took its name from Chapter 17, verse 7 of the Book of Ezekiel.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 131
  3. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elʻazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 435. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.