Azrikam

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Azrikam
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Azrikam is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Azrikam
Azrikam
Coordinates: 31°45′1.43″N 34°41′45.24″E / 31.7503972°N 34.6959000°E / 31.7503972; 34.6959000Coordinates: 31°45′1.43″N 34°41′45.24″E / 31.7503972°N 34.6959000°E / 31.7503972; 34.6959000
CouncilBe'er Tuvia
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1950
Founded byTunisian immigrants
Population
(2017)[1]
1,450

Azrikam (Hebrew: עַזְרִיקָם‬) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Ashdod, it falls under the jurisdiction of Be'er Tuvia Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 1,450.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The village is named after "Azrikam, a descendant of Zerubbabel".[2] (1 Chronicles 3:23)

History[edit]

The moshav was established in 1950 on the lands of the depopulated Palestinian village of Batnia[3] by Jewish immigrants from Tunisia, and was initially named Batnia B.[4] In the first few years, the moshav's residents lived in tents without electricity, water or gas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.91, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 87. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  4. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elʻazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 407. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.