Kiryat Motzkin

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Kiryat Motzkin
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew קִרְיַת מוֹצְקִין
 • ISO 259 Qiryat Móçqin (Motzkin)
 • Also spelled Kiryat Motzkin (unofficial)
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Kiryat Motzkin is located in Israel
Kiryat Motzkin
Kiryat Motzkin
Coordinates: 32°50′N 35°05′E / 32.833°N 35.083°E / 32.833; 35.083Coordinates: 32°50′N 35°05′E / 32.833°N 35.083°E / 32.833; 35.083
District Haifa
Founded 1934
Government
 • Type City
 • Mayor Haim Zuri
Area
 • Total 3,778 dunams (3.778 km2 or 1.459 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 46,600
Website www.motzkin.co.il

Kiryat Motzkin (Hebrew: קִרְיַת מוֹצְקִין) is a city in the Haifa District of Israel, 8 kilometres (5 miles) north of the city of Haifa. At the end of 2007, its population was 39,600.[1] The city is named after Leo Motzkin, one of the organizers of the First Zionist Congress in 1897. The mayor of the city is Haim Zuri.

History[edit]

Kiryat Motzkin was founded in 1934, on a sandy patch of land between the railroad tracks and the Haifa-Acre road. [2]

Demographics[edit]

According to CBS, in 2006 the ethnic makeup of the city was all Jewish and other non-Arabs. There were 18,800 males and 20,900 females, with 25.5% of the population 19 years of age or younger, 15.2% between 20 and 29, 19.0% between 30 and 44, 20.1% from 45 to 59, 4.5% from 60 to 64, and 15.9% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate in 2006 was -0.1%.[3] The city is ranked medium-high on the socio-economic scale (7 out of 10)[4]

Income[edit]

In 2005, there were 17,887 salaried workers and 978 self-employed. The mean monthly wage for a salaried worker was NIS 6,581, a real change of 0.6% over the course of 2004. Salaried males had a mean monthly wage of NIS 8,773 (a real change of 3.0%) compared to NIS 4,634 for females (a real change of -2.2%). The mean income for self-employed was 6,327. 437 people received unemployment benefits and 2,157 received an income supplement.

Education[edit]

There are 12 schools and 6,071 students in Kiryat Motzkin, with 6 elementary schools (2,724 students) and 6 high schools (3,347 students). 58.4% of 12th grade students were eligible for a matriculation certificate in 2006.

International Relations[edit]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Kiryat Motzkin is twinned with:

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