Elyakhin

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Elyakhin
  • אֶלְיָכִין
  • أليخين
Elyakhin is located in Israel
Elyakhin
Elyakhin
Coordinates: 32°24′30.69″N 34°55′28.77″E / 32.4085250°N 34.9246583°E / 32.4085250; 34.9246583Coordinates: 32°24′30.69″N 34°55′28.77″E / 32.4085250°N 34.9246583°E / 32.4085250; 34.9246583
District Central
Founded 1950
Government
 • Type Local council (from 1977)
Area
 • Total 1,660 dunams (1.66 km2 or 410 acres)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 3,407
Name meaning God will prepare

Elyakhin (Hebrew: אֶלְיָכִין) is a town and local council in the Central District of Israel. Located just south of Hadera and bordering the Emek Hefer Regional Council, it is accessible by local road 5812. With a jurisdiction of 1,600 dunams,[2] it had a population of 3,407 in 2014.

History[edit]

Elyakhin was founded in 1950 as a ma'abara near the ruins of the Arab village Zalafa.[3] It has a symbolic name, meaning "God will prepare", i.e. God prepared the land for the settlement of Jewish immigrants.[4]

Geography and structure[edit]

Elyakhin is bordered by Hadera in the north and the Hefer Valley Regional Council in the south. The adjacent villages in the regional council are Herev Le'et, Hibat Tzion and Givat Haim (Ihud). Elyakhin's average elevation is 30 meters (98 ft).[4]

Elyakhin consists of the eastern part of the town, as well as three western neighborhoods – HaAlonim, HaShikmim and HaOranim.

Public structures[edit]

Elyakhin has 11 synagogues, five of which are adjacent and located in the center of the town. Three more are located on the sides of HaBanim Park on the eastern part.

Elyakhin also has a community center and public library in the town's center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2014 populations Israel Central Bureau of Statistics
  2. ^ "Local Authorities in Israel 2005, Publication #1295 - Municipality Profiles - Elyakhin" (PDF) (in Hebrew). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  3. ^ HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999). Lexicon of the Land of Israel (in Hebrew). Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books. p. 40. ISBN 965-448-413-7. 
  4. ^ a b Vilnai, Ze'ev (1976). "Kaukab". Ariel Encyclopedia (in Hebrew). Volume 1. Israel: Am Oved. p. 188.