Aviezer

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Aviezer
Aviezer is located in Israel
Aviezer
Aviezer
Coordinates: 31°40′53.75″N 35°1′0.48″E / 31.6815972°N 35.0168000°E / 31.6815972; 35.0168000Coordinates: 31°40′53.75″N 35°1′0.48″E / 31.6815972°N 35.0168000°E / 31.6815972; 35.0168000
Council Mateh Yehuda
Region Jerusalem corridor
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded April 8, 1958
Founded by Iranian immigrants
Population (2012) 742[1]

Aviezer (Hebrew: אֲבִיעֶזֶר) is a small religious moshav in central Israel. Located nine kilometres south-west of Beit Shemesh, at the east end of the Elah valley, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2012 it had a population of 742.[1]

The moshav was founded on 8 April 1958 by immigrants from Iran and by Cochin Jews from Kochi, being the chief ethnic constituent, and was initially named Adulam 9. It was later renamed after Aviezer Zigmond Gestetner, a former president of the Jewish National Fund in the United Kingdom.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2012. Retrieved November 3, 2013.