Elishama, Israel

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Elishama
אֱלִישָׁמָע
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Elishama is located in Israel
Elishama
Elishama
Coordinates: 32°9′4″N 34°55′35″E / 32.15111°N 34.92639°E / 32.15111; 34.92639Coordinates: 32°9′4″N 34°55′35″E / 32.15111°N 34.92639°E / 32.15111; 34.92639
District Central
Council Drom HaSharon
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Libyan immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 1,212

Elishama (Hebrew: אֱלִישָׁמָע‎) is a moshav in central Israel.[2] Located in the Sharon plain near Hod HaSharon and Kfar Saba, it falls under the jurisdiction of Drom HaSharon Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,212.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1950 by Jewish immigrants from Tripoli in Libya. It was named after the Biblical character Elishama ben Ammihud, a leader of the Tribe of Ephraim (Numbers 10:22).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Photo of invasive species takes contest's first prize Haaretz,