Bat Shlomo

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Bat Shlomo
בָּת שְׁלֹמֹה
Bat Shlomo, the northern part and the road 70 overpass, viewed from the south.
Bat Shlomo, the northern part and the road 70 overpass, viewed from the south.
Bat Shlomo is located in Israel
Bat Shlomo
Bat Shlomo
Coordinates: 32°35′48.83″N 35°0′11.51″E / 32.5968972°N 35.0031972°E / 32.5968972; 35.0031972Coordinates: 32°35′48.83″N 35°0′11.51″E / 32.5968972°N 35.0031972°E / 32.5968972; 35.0031972
Council Hof HaCarmel
Region Carmel
Affiliation Hitahdut HaIcarim
Founded 1889
Founded by Villagers from Zikhron Yaakov
Population (2008) 510[1]

Bat Shlomo (Hebrew: בָּת שְׁלֹמֹה, lit. Salomon's Daughter) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located on the southern slopes of Mount Carmel near Binyamina and Zikhron Ya'akov, it originally was built on 8068 dunams of land.[2] It falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 1947 it had a population of 100.[2] In 2006 it had a population of 424.

The village was established in 1889 as a daughter-settlement of Zichron Ya'akov, funded by Baron Rothschild, and was named after Betty Salomon, the daughter of Salomon Mayer von Rothschild (the Baron's uncle and grandfather). In 1951 a moshav was established by Transylvanian and Yemenite immigrants adjacent to the original village.[3] The village had originally hoped to build its economy on vineyards, but this hope did not reach fruition.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  2. ^ a b c Jewish National Fund (1949). Jewish Villages in Israel. Jerusalem: Hamadpis Liphshitz Press. pp. 11–12. 
  3. ^ "Bat Shlomo". Women on the Map. Retrieved 2009-03-01.