Even Shmuel

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Even Shmuel
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Even Shmuel is located in Israel
Even Shmuel
Even Shmuel
Coordinates: 31°34′31.43″N 34°45′46.44″E / 31.5753972°N 34.7629000°E / 31.5753972; 34.7629000Coordinates: 31°34′31.43″N 34°45′46.44″E / 31.5753972°N 34.7629000°E / 31.5753972; 34.7629000
District Southern
Council Shafir
Founded 1956
Population (2015)[1] 1,535

Even Shmuel (Hebrew: אֶבֶן שְׁמוּאֵל‎, lit. Stone of Samuel) is a religious Zionist village in southern Israel. Located around four kilometres south of Kiryat Gat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,535.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1956 under the name Uman, and was later renamed in honour of the Jewish Canadian philanthropist Samuel Bronfman.

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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