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עֹפֶר, עופר
Ofer is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°37′21.72″N 34°58′56.28″E / 32.6227000°N 34.9823000°E / 32.6227000; 34.9823000Coordinates: 32°37′21.72″N 34°58′56.28″E / 32.6227000°N 34.9823000°E / 32.6227000; 34.9823000
Council Hof HaCarmel
Region Carmel
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Indian and Iranian immigrants
Population 609

Ofer (Hebrew: עֹפֶר, lit. Fawn) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located south of Haifa, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2011 it had a population of 609.[1]


The moshav was founded in 1950 by immigrants from India and Iran. Its name is derived from Ayn Ghazal (lit. Deer Spring), the depopulated Arab village on whose land it was built. Agricultural income is derived from raising cattle, sheep and chickens growing vegetables and flowers, and tourism.