Gan Yoshiya

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Gan Yoshiya
גַּן יֹאשִׁיָּה
Gan Yoshiya is located in Israel
Gan Yoshiya
Gan Yoshiya
Coordinates: 32°20′58.56″N 34°59′26.16″E / 32.3496000°N 34.9906000°E / 32.3496000; 34.9906000Coordinates: 32°20′58.56″N 34°59′26.16″E / 32.3496000°N 34.9906000°E / 32.3496000; 34.9906000
District Central
Council Hefer Valley
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 6 December 1949
Founded by Demobbed Palmach soldiers
Romanian immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 976
Website www.ganyoshiya.org.il

Gan Yoshiya (Hebrew: גַּן יֹאשִׁיָּה‎, lit. Josiah's Garden) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near the Green Line in the Tulkarm area, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hefer Valley Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 976.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded on 6 December 1949 by demobilised Palmach soldiers and repatriants from Romania, and was initially named Nahal Reuven, but was later renamed in honour of Josiah Wedgwood.

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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