Beit Dagan

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Beit Dagan
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew בֵּית דָּגָן
 • ISO 259 Beit Dagan
Beit Dagan.jpg
Official logo of Beit Dagan
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Beit Dagan is located in Israel
Beit Dagan
Beit Dagan
Coordinates: 32°0′9.68″N 34°49′45.29″E / 32.0026889°N 34.8292472°E / 32.0026889; 34.8292472Coordinates: 32°0′9.68″N 34°49′45.29″E / 32.0026889°N 34.8292472°E / 32.0026889; 34.8292472
District Central
Founded 1948
Government
 • Type Local council (from 1958)
 • Head of Municipality Elyahu Dadon
Area
 • Total 1,530 dunams (1.53 km2 or 380 acres)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 6,800
Name meaning House of Grain

Beit Dagan (Hebrew: בֵּית דָּגָן, lit. "House of Grain") is a town (local council) in the Central District of Israel, bordering Rishon LeZion. It was founded in 1948 at the site of the Arab village Bayt Dajan by Yemenite and North African immigrants. It is probably situated in the area of Biblical Beit Dagon,[2] a village in the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:41).

It was declared a local council in 1958. Its end of 2009 population was 6,800.[1]

Geography[edit]

Beit Dagan's central neighborhood is Neve Hadarim. Other neighborhoods are Neve Ganim, Bnei Bitkha and Nekudat Hen.

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Climate[edit]

Beit Dagan is the home of the Israel Meteorological Service and used as a central focus of weather data.

Beit Dagan has a Mediterranean climate with hot and rainless summers, and with cold and rainy winters. Springs and autumns are cool to warm. Humidity is high during winter and low during summer, which makes summers rainless and hot, between average high of 30.8 °C (87.4 °F) and average low of 20.4 °C (68.7 °F). Winters are rainy and mild, between average high of 18.5 °C (65.3 °F) and average low of 7.6 °C (45.7 °F). Beit Dagan receives 550.5 mm (21.7 in) of precipitation per year and there are only 7 months of heavy rain.

Climate data for Beit Dagan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.8
(64)
18.1
(64.6)
20.1
(68.2)
24.5
(76.1)
27
(81)
29.2
(84.6)
30.8
(87.4)
31.2
(88.2)
30.4
(86.7)
28.3
(82.9)
24.1
(75.4)
19.7
(67.5)
25.1
(77.2)
Average low °C (°F) 7.2
(45)
7.1
(44.8)
8.8
(47.8)
11.5
(52.7)
14.6
(58.3)
17.9
(64.2)
20.6
(69.1)
21.2
(70.2)
19.4
(66.9)
16
(61)
11.8
(53.2)
8.6
(47.5)
13.7
(56.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 140.5
(5.531)
96.9
(3.815)
66.1
(2.602)
17.5
(0.689)
2.2
(0.087)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.4
(0.016)
20.4
(0.803)
76.2
(3)
130.3
(5.13)
550.5
(21.673)
Source: Israel Meteorological Service[3]

Transportation[edit]

Beit Dagan's main transportation hub is the Beit Dagan Junction (actually located in Rishon LeZion), between highway 44 and route 412, serving as a bus terminal for lines to Rishon LeZion, Tzrifin, Ashkelon, Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva, Rehovot, etc.

The large Shapirim Interchange (intersection of Highway 1 and Route 412) is located on the eastern side of town.

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