Oshrat

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Oshrat
אָשְׁרַת
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • official Asherat
Oshrat is located in Israel
Oshrat
Oshrat
Coordinates: 32°58′17.76″N 35°9′19.44″E / 32.9716000°N 35.1554000°E / 32.9716000; 35.1554000Coordinates: 32°58′17.76″N 35°9′19.44″E / 32.9716000°N 35.1554000°E / 32.9716000; 35.1554000
Council Mateh Asher
Region Western Galilee
Affiliation HaMerkaz HaHakla'i
Founded 1983
Population (2011) 652[1]

Oshrat (Hebrew: אָשְׁרַת) is a communal settlement in northern Israel. Located to the south-east of Nahariya and just north of Kafr Yasif, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2011 it had a population of 652.[1]

The village was established in 1983 as an expansion of moshav Amka.

Etymology[edit]

Oshrat is a variation of the word Asher, the tribe on the lands of which the village stands. The founders used the word construction of Biblical names like Osnat, Tzafnat, etc.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999). Lexicon of the Land of Israel (in Hebrew). Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books. p. 71. ISBN 965-448-413-7.