Eshel HaNasi

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Eshel HaNasi
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Eshel HaNasi is located in Israel
Eshel HaNasi
Eshel HaNasi
Coordinates: 31°19′36.58″N 34°41′50.99″E / 31.3268278°N 34.6974972°E / 31.3268278; 34.6974972Coordinates: 31°19′36.58″N 34°41′50.99″E / 31.3268278°N 34.6974972°E / 31.3268278; 34.6974972
District Southern
Council Merhavim
Founded 1952
Population (2015)[1] 244
Website www.eshelnet.com

Eshel HaNasi (Hebrew: אֵשֶׁל הַנָּשִׂיא‎, lit. Tamarisk of the President) is a community settlement and youth village in southern Israel. Located between Beersheba and Ofakim, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merhavim Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 244.

History[edit]

A school was established on the site in 1951, and took its name from the tamarisk trees that grow in the region, and from the title of the President of Israel, in honor of Israel's first president, Chaim Weizmann. Taken together, the name means "Tamarisk of the President."

The following year an agricultural school and youth village were founded on the site, taking the name of the original school. Today it contains a boarding school and a high school teaching around 1,500 pupils from 7th to 12th grade.

References[edit]

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

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