Giv'at Shmuel

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Giv'at Shmuel
  • גִּבְעַת שְׁמוּאֵל
  • جفعات شموئيل
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Gibˁat Šmuˀel
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Official logo of Giv'at Shmuel
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Giv'at Shmuel is located in Israel
Giv'at Shmuel
Giv'at Shmuel
Coordinates: 32°4′41.23″N 34°50′51.22″E / 32.0781194°N 34.8475611°E / 32.0781194; 34.8475611Coordinates: 32°4′41.23″N 34°50′51.22″E / 32.0781194°N 34.8475611°E / 32.0781194; 34.8475611
District Central
Founded 1944
Government
 • Type City (from 2007)
 • Mayor Yossi Brodny (Likud)
Area
 • Total 2,579 dunams (2.579 km2 or 637 acres)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 25,298

Giv'at Shmuel (Hebrew: גִּבְעַת שְׁמוּאֵל‎, English: Samuel's Hill) is a city in the Center District of Israel. It is located in the eastern part of the Gush Dan Metropolitan Area and bordered by Ramat Gan and Bnei Brak to the West, Kiryat Ono to the South and Petah Tikva to the East and North. In 2015 it had a population of 25,298.[1]

History[edit]

Ilan Ramon memorial park
Municipality of Givat Shmuel
Historic water tower

Givat Shmuel was named for the Romanian Zionist leader Samuel Pineles, founder and president of the Zionist Congress in Focşani and Vice-President of the First Zionist Congress in Basel. On November 5, 2007, the Israeli Minister of Interior accepted a committee recommendation to change the municipal status of Giv'at Shmuel to 'city'.

Demographics[edit]

Giv'at Shmuel is home to Israel's largest community of lone immigrants,[2] at approximately 950 students, young professionals, and newly married couples. It also has the highest rate of "successful aliyah"[3] - the amount of immigrants who stay in Israel after 5 years - in the country. Since 2013, Nefesh B'Nefesh has organized various events and activities, and works with the local authorities to expand programming. The GSC - Givat Shmuel Community (R.A.)] was formed, creating an infrastructural backbone for English-speaking activities in the area. [4]

Education[edit]

In 2012-2013, 81.5% of the high school students in Givat Shmuel completed their bagrut exams. Adjacent to the South-Western edge of Giv'at Shmuel is the campus of Bar Ilan University. While technically in Ramat Gan, the campus has been expanding in recent years to the effect that it now separates the southern Ramat Ilan neighbourhood of Giv'at Shmuel from the rest of the city.

Sports[edit]

Maccabi Habik'a, formerly Maccabi Giv'at Shmuel, is a basketball team that played in Ligat HaAl, the top division of Israeli basketball, until relegation in 2007. The team reached the State Cup final in 2003, but lost to Maccabi Tel Aviv.

In 2010, an annual 10 km (6 mi) race was inaugurated with 350 runners from all over the country.

Landmarks[edit]

A leisure and sports center is being established on an area of about 32 dunams in northeastern Givat Shmuel which incorporates tennis courts, fitness rooms, swimming pools, a roller skating rink, a cafeteria and other services, along with water park, covering an area of about 5 dunams.[5]

Sister cities - Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ http://thegsc.co.il/about
  3. ^ "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2012. Retrieved October 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ Nonprofit status
  5. ^ Nefesh B'Nefesh Website
  6. ^ Located on the German Timber-Frame Road

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