Kvutzat Kinneret

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Kvutzat Kinneret
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Kvutzat Kinneret is located in Israel
Kvutzat Kinneret
Kvutzat Kinneret
Coordinates: 32°42′48.24″N 35°33′45″E / 32.7134000°N 35.56250°E / 32.7134000; 35.56250Coordinates: 32°42′48.24″N 35°33′45″E / 32.7134000°N 35.56250°E / 32.7134000; 35.56250
Council Emek HaYarden
Region Sea of Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1908
Population (2008) 606[1]

Kvutzat Kinneret (Hebrew: קְבוּצַת כִּנֶּרֶת) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located to the south-west of the Sea of Galilee near Tiberias, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 896.

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1908 as Havat Kinneret (Hebrew: חוות כנרת‎, lit. Kinneret Farm). Its name derives from the ancient Hebrew name of the Sea of Galilee and from a Biblical village located beside the Sea of Galilee further north in the tribe of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35). In 1913 it became a kibbutz. Beekeeping and the sale of honey were among the earliest economic branches.[2]

Cemetery[edit]

To the east of the kibbutz is a historic cemetery where many pioneers and leaders of the Labour movement are buried, among them Berl Katznelson, Nachman Syrkin, Rachel Bluwstein, Ber Borochov and Avraham Hartsfeld.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  2. ^ For All Tastes. Haaretz.