Dovrat

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Dovrat
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Dovrat is located in Israel
Dovrat
Dovrat
Coordinates: 32°38′49.91″N 35°20′57.84″E / 32.6471972°N 35.3494000°E / 32.6471972; 35.3494000Coordinates: 32°38′49.91″N 35°20′57.84″E / 32.6471972°N 35.3494000°E / 32.6471972; 35.3494000
District Northern
Council Jezreel Valley
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 30 October 1946
Founded by Austrian and German immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 353
Website www.dovrat.org

Dovrat (Hebrew: דָּבְרַת‎) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located near Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 353.[1]

History[edit]

The kibbutz was established on 30 October 1946 by the Zara'im kvutza, which was largely composed of immigrants from Austria and Germany who had arrived before the start of World War II. The group had congregated in Ein Harod in 1942 in order to prepare for establishing a new village. The new kibbutz was named after the Levite city of Daberath which was located in the area belonging to the Tribe of Issachar (Joshua 21:28).

In 1947 some land nearby was purchased by the Jewish National Fund. During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War the kibbutz was moved to the new site, initially known as Dovrat Illit (Upper Dovrat).

References[edit]

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

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