Azrikam

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Azrikam
Azrikam is located in 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
Council Be'er Tuvia
Region Central Israel
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Tunisian immigrants
Population (2011) 1,217[1]

Azrikam (Hebrew: עַזְרִיקָם) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Ashdod, it falls under the jurisdiction of Be'er Tuvia Regional Council. In 211 it had a population of 1,217.[1] "Named after Azrikam, a descendant of Zerubbabel".[2] (1 Chronicles 3:23)

The moshav was established in 1950 on the ruins of a Palestinian village called Batnia by Olim 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  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.