Lehavot HaBashan

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Lehavot HaBashan
לְהֲבוֹת הַבָּשָׁן
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Lehavot HaBashan is located in Israel
Lehavot HaBashan
Lehavot HaBashan
Coordinates: 33°8′29.4″N 35°38′47.75″E / 33.141500°N 35.6465972°E / 33.141500; 35.6465972Coordinates: 33°8′29.4″N 35°38′47.75″E / 33.141500°N 35.6465972°E / 33.141500; 35.6465972
District Northern
Council Upper Galilee
Region Hula Valley
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1945
Founded by Hashomer Hatzair members and German and Polish immigrants
Population (2007) 490
Name meaning Flames of the Bashan

Lehavot HaBashan (Hebrew: לְהֲבוֹת הַבָּשָׁן, lit. Flames of the Bashan) is a kibbutz in northern Israel.[1] The kibbutz is located in the Hula Valley around ten kilometres southeast of Kiryat Shmona, and it falls under the jurisdiction of Upper Galilee Regional Council. In 2007 it had a population of 490.

The village was established in 1945 by former Hashomer Hatzair members and the Lehavot gar'in, which was composed of immigrants from Germany and Poland brought to the country by Youth Aliyah. One of them was Dov Zakin, later a member of the Knesset. In 1947 the kibbutz moved to its present location. The name is derived from that of the founders' gar'in, together with the Golan Heights, also known as Bashan Mountains, which overlook the kibbutz.

Economy[edit]

LVT, a fire protection equipment manufacturer that specializes in the development of fire protection and suppression systems for the military, industrial, and commercial sectors, is located on Kibbutz Lehavot HaBashan.[2]

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