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Azrikam is located in Israel
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
Council Be'er Tuvia
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Tunisian immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 1,377

Azrikam (Hebrew: עַזְרִיקָם‎) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Ashdod, it falls under the jurisdiction of Be'er Tuvia Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,377.


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


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


  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  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. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elʻazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 407. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.