Barkai

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Barkai
בַּרְקַאי
Panoramic view from north
Panoramic view from north
Barkai is located in Israel
Barkai
Barkai
Coordinates: 32°28′N 35°01′E / 32.467°N 35.017°E / 32.467; 35.017Coordinates: 32°28′N 35°01′E / 32.467°N 35.017°E / 32.467; 35.017
Region Wadi Ara
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1949
Population (2015)[1] 525
Name meaning Morning Star
Website www.barkai.org.il

Barkai (Hebrew: בַּרְקַאי‎, lit. Morning Star) is an Israeli kibbutz in the Menashe Regional Council on the western side of Wadi Ara. Its main industries include thermal and acoustic insulation, lamination and packaging: the Polyon Barkai factory; and agriculture: cattle, poultry, avocado and field crops. In 2015 it had a population of 525.[1]

It was founded in 1949 on land belonging to the depopulated Palestinian village of Wadi Ara.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Khalidi, 1992, p. 202
  3. ^ Morris, 2004, p. xxii , settlement # 126

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