Bnei Zion

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Bnei Zion
בְּנֵי צִיּוֹן
Bnei Zion is located in Israel
Bnei Zion
Bnei Zion
Coordinates: 32°13′5.15″N 34°52′5.52″E / 32.2180972°N 34.8682000°E / 32.2180972; 34.8682000Coordinates: 32°13′5.15″N 34°52′5.52″E / 32.2180972°N 34.8682000°E / 32.2180972; 34.8682000
District Central
Council Hof HaSharon
Affiliation Agricultural Union
Founded 27 March 1947
Founded by Jewish Agency
Population (2014)[1] 1,377
Website www.bnaizion.org.il

Bnei Zion (Hebrew: בְּנֵי צִיּוֹן, lit. Sons of Zion) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain around four and a half kilometres north of Ra'anana, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaSharon Regional Council. In 2014 it had a population of 1,377.

History[edit]

The village was established on 27 March 1947 by the Jewish Agency, and was initially called Gva'ot Ra'anana (גבעות רעננה, lit. Ra'anana Hills) before being renamed after Bnai Zion, the American organisation that helped found it.

Nature reserve[edit]

Just west of the moshav is a 100-dunam nature reserve, declared in 1968.[2] The reserve is a remnant of the natural state of the Sharon plain, rich in flora that grows well in iron-rich soil.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2014 populations Israel Central Bureau of Statistics
  2. ^ "List of National Parks and Nature Reserves" (PDF) (in Hebrew). Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Bnei Zion Nature Reserve" (in Hebrew). iNature.info. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 

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