Evron, Israel

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Evron
קיבוץ עברון - המבנה המרכזי.jpg
Evron is located in Israel
Evron
Evron
Coordinates: 32°59′29″N 35°6′1″E / 32.99139°N 35.10028°E / 32.99139; 35.10028Coordinates: 32°59′29″N 35°6′1″E / 32.99139°N 35.10028°E / 32.99139; 35.10028
District Northern
Council Mateh Asher
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1945
Founded by European Jews
Population (2015)[1] 758

Evron (Hebrew: עֶבְרוֹן‎) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Situated in the western Galilee adjacent to Nahariya on the city's southeast border, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 758.[1]

History[edit]

Evron was established in 1945, and is named after the biblical Avdon, which in some versions appears as Evron, a village nearby in Asher tribe (Joshua 19:28) [2] The founders were immigrants from Germany, Poland and Transylvania who had formed the kibbutz in 1937. In the 1940s it served as a Palmach base and a hiding place for illegal immigrants of Aliyah Bet. The founders were later joined by more immigrants from Bulgaria.[3] Remnants of a church from the 5th century were discovered on the kibbutz, and it has an archaeological collection with findings from the area. In the eastern part of the kibbutz is a part of an aqueduct which conducted water from the Cabri springs to Acre.[2]

Economy[edit]

Evron owns 75% of Bermad, a world leader in designing & manufacturing of hydraulic control valves for irrigation, construction, water management and firefighting.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 399. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.  and Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem: Carta, p.156, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
  3. ^ a b "Evron". romgalil.org.il (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2008-11-07.