Gan Sorek

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Gan Sorek
גַּן שׂוֹרֵק
Gan Sorek is located in Israel
Gan Sorek
Gan Sorek
Coordinates: 31°56′39.11″N 34°45′35.64″E / 31.9441972°N 34.7599000°E / 31.9441972; 34.7599000Coordinates: 31°56′39.11″N 34°45′35.64″E / 31.9441972°N 34.7599000°E / 31.9441972; 34.7599000
District Central
Council Gan Raveh
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Polish and Romanian immigrants
Population (2016)[1] 697

Gan Sorek (Hebrew: גַּן שׂוֹרֵק‬, lit. Sorek Garden) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the coastal plain around four kilometres south-west of Rishon LeZion and covering 700 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gan Raveh Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 697.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1950 by immigrants from Poland and Romania on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Nabi Rubin, and was named after the nearby Nahal Sorek.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 403. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. 
  3. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elʻazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 118. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.