Bat Hefer

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Bat Hefer
בַּת חֵפֶר
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Bat Hefer is located in Israel
Bat Hefer
Bat Hefer
Coordinates: 32°19′58.44″N 35°0′50.03″E / 32.3329000°N 35.0138972°E / 32.3329000; 35.0138972Coordinates: 32°19′58.44″N 35°0′50.03″E / 32.3329000°N 35.0138972°E / 32.3329000; 35.0138972
District Central
Council Hefer Valley
Founded 1996
Population (2015)[1] 5,448

Bat Hefer (Hebrew: בַּת חֵפֶר‎, lit. Daughter of Hefer) is a community settlement in the Sharon plain in Israel. Located east of Netanya and adjacent to two kibbutzim; Bahan and Yad Hana, it covers 1,000 dunams and falls under the jurisdiction of the Hefer Valley Regional Council. The village is between the Highway 6 highway to the west and the Green Line on the east. In 2015 it had a population of 5,448.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Bat Hefer is named after "Hefer", an administrative district in this area with a district chief in the time of King Solomon (1 Kings 4:10).

History[edit]

Bat Hefer was founded as "Sokho" and named after the ancient town by the same name. Construction of the modern village began in 1995, and the first residents moved in during 1996. It was built as part of the Seven Stars project.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.