Barkai

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For people with the surname, see Barkai (surname).

Barkai
בַּרְקַאי
Panoramic view from north
Panoramic view from north
Barkai is located in Haifa region of 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 10 May 1949
Population (2016)[1] 557
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 2016 it had a population of 557.[1]

It was founded on 10 May 1949 on land that had belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of Wadi Ara.The Arabic village east of Kibbutz Barkai still exists. [2][3]

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