Gidona

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Gidona
גִּדְעוֹנָה
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Gidona is located in Israel
Gidona
Gidona
Coordinates: 32°32′57.48″N 35°21′27.72″E / 32.5493000°N 35.3577000°E / 32.5493000; 35.3577000Coordinates: 32°32′57.48″N 35°21′27.72″E / 32.5493000°N 35.3577000°E / 32.5493000; 35.3577000
District Northern
Council Gilboa
Founded 1949
Founded by Immigrants from Yemen
Population (2015)[1] 411

Gidona or Gid'onah (Hebrew: גִּדְעוֹנָה‎) is a community settlement in northern Israel. Located near Ein Harod, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gilboa Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 411.[1]

History[edit]

Gidona was founded in 1949 as a moshav of workers by immigrants to Israel from Yemen. Near the cemetery of the first settlers of Ein Harod and Tel Yosef. In the 1960s the moshav became a community settlement.

Gidona is named after the prophet Gidon, who selected his soldiers for the war against Midyan in the nearby land, as described in the Book of Judges (f.e. chapter 7, verse 1).

References[edit]

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