Beit Hanania

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This article is about the moshav. For the neighbourhood in East Jerusalem, see Beit Hanina.
Beit Hanania
Beyt-Hananiya-aqueduct-800.jpg
Beit Hanania is located in Israel
Beit Hanania
Beit Hanania
Coordinates: 32°31′43.67″N 34°55′36.11″E / 32.5287972°N 34.9266972°E / 32.5287972; 34.9266972Coordinates: 32°31′43.67″N 34°55′36.11″E / 32.5287972°N 34.9266972°E / 32.5287972; 34.9266972
District Haifa
Council Hof HaCarmel
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by PICA and Eastern European Jewish immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 901

Beit Hanania (Hebrew: בֵּית חֲנַנְיָה‎, lit. House of Hanania) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located close to the south edge of Mount Carmel close to Zikhron Ya'akov, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 901.

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1950 by the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association (PICA) and Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. It was named after Hanania Gottlib, a leader of the PICA.

The Israel National Trail runs through the moshav. An aqueduct built in Hadrian's time is located at its entrance, whilst the Taninim River Nature Reserve is located nearby. The Taninim River flows through the park, both of which are named after the alligators (תנינים, Taninim) that, until the beginning of the 20th century, lived in the nearby Cabra swamp.

References[edit]

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

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