Ramot, Golan Heights

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For the large neighborhood in northwestern East Jerusalem, see Ramot, Jerusalem.
Ramot is located in the Golan Heights
Coordinates: 32°50′58″N 35°40′03″E / 32.84944°N 35.66750°E / 32.84944; 35.66750Coordinates: 32°50′58″N 35°40′03″E / 32.84944°N 35.66750°E / 32.84944; 35.66750
Council Golan Regional Council
Region Golan Heights
Founded 1969
Population (2006) 274
Name meaning "heights", "elevations"

Ramot (Hebrew: רָמוֹת, lit. "heights" or "elevations") is a moshav and Israeli settlement near the eastern shores of the Sea of Galilee in the western Golan Heights. It belongs to the Golan Regional Council. It is named "Ramot" because it is located on two hills. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[1]


The community is located on a small hill, which is the lowest step on the slope that falls from the Golan Heights to the Sea of Galilee, about 10 meters (33 ft) below sea level (compared to the Sea of Galilee which is about 210 meters (690 ft) below sea level). The community is 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) east of the Sea of Galilee and 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) north of Ein Gev.


The moshav was founded in 1969. Originally the founders lived in the houses of the abandoned village Skopye, then after two years they moved to temporary "triangle" houses in what is know the Ramot recreation village. In 1973 the settled in the current location of Ramot.


As of 1993, 360 people lived there, including 71 families with 180 children.


The economy of the community is based on growing bananas, mangos, lychee, palm trees, guava and avocado, flowers, chicken coops, cattle for meat and milk, and sheep.

There is a large recreation village.


Ramot is a poplular vacation place. There are resort hotels,[2] Bed and Breakfast's[3] as well as a horse ranch [4] there.

Sea of Galilee at sunrise panoramic view from Ramot (Golan)


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