Liman, Israel

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Liman
לִימַן
Liman is located in Israel
Liman
Liman
Coordinates: 33°3′32.39″N 35°6′46.44″E / 33.0589972°N 35.1129000°E / 33.0589972; 35.1129000Coordinates: 33°3′32.39″N 35°6′46.44″E / 33.0589972°N 35.1129000°E / 33.0589972; 35.1129000
District Northern
Council Mateh Asher
Region Western Galilee
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Demobilized soldiers
Population (2005) 500

Liman (Hebrew: לִימַן) is a moshav in the Western Galilee in northern Israel, located about 5 km (3 mi) north of Nahariya. It belongs to the Mateh Asher Regional Council and the Moshavim Movement.

The community was founded in 1949 by a group of demobilized soldiers on part of the lands of the depopulated Palestinian Arab village of Al-Bassa, and was originally called Tzahal.[1][2] Afterward its name was changed to Liman to honor the American senator Herbert H. Lehman. In 2005 it had a population of about 500.[3] Its area is about 2400 dunams. Most residents work in agriculture, such as plantings and chicken raising.

The Liman Nature Reserve is located about 1 km (1 mi) north of the settlement, an area of about 50 dunams on a section of the gravel ridge that was preserved.

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  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xxii, settlement #184, in 1949.
  2. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 9.
  3. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel. Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 302. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.  (Hebrew)

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