Bnei Zion

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Bnei Zion
בְּנֵי צִיּוֹן
Bnei Zion is located in Israel
Bnei Zion
Bnei Zion
Coordinates: 32°13′5.15″N 34°52′5.52″E / 32.2180972°N 34.8682000°E / 32.2180972; 34.8682000Coordinates: 32°13′5.15″N 34°52′5.52″E / 32.2180972°N 34.8682000°E / 32.2180972; 34.8682000
Council Hof HaSharon
Region Sharon plain
Affiliation Agricultural Union
Founded 27 March 1947
Founded by Jewish Agency
Website www.bnaizion.org.il

Bnei Zion (Hebrew: בְּנֵי צִיּוֹן, lit. Sons of Zion) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain around four and a half kilometres north of Ra'anana, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaSharon Regional Council. In 2007 it had a population of 1,000.

The village was established on 27 March 1947 by the Jewish Agency, and was initially called Gva'ot Ra'anana (Hebrew: גבעות רעננה‎, lit. Ra'anana Hills) before being renamed after Bnai Zion, the American organisation which helped found it.

Nature reserve[edit]

Just west of the moshav is a 100-dunam nature reserve, declared in 1968.[1] The reserve is a remnant of the natural state of the Sharon plain, rich in flora that grows well in iron-rich soil.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of National Parks and Nature Reserves" (in Hebrew). Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  2. ^ "Bnei Zion Nature Reserve" (in Hebrew). iNature.info. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 

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