Gita, Israel

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Gita
גִּתָּה, גיתה
Gita is located in Israel
Gita
Gita
Coordinates: 32°57′59.61″N 35°14′21.11″E / 32.9665583°N 35.2391972°E / 32.9665583; 35.2391972Coordinates: 32°57′59.61″N 35°14′21.11″E / 32.9665583°N 35.2391972°E / 32.9665583; 35.2391972
District Northern
Council Ma'ale Yosef
Affiliation HaMerkaz HaHakla'i
Founded 1980
Population (2015)[1] 266

Gita (Hebrew: גִּתָּה‎) is a communal settlement in northern Israel. Located near Ma'alot-Tarshiha, Jatt and Yirka, it falls under the jurisdiction of Ma'ale Yosef Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 266.[1]

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1980 as part of the "Lookouts in the Galilee" plan to establish Jewish settlements in the area, but was later abandoned. It was re-established in 1993 by immigrants from the former Soviet Union. It is named after a nearby stream.

References[edit]

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