Haniel, Israel

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Haniel
חַנִּיאֵל
Village entrance
Village entrance
Haniel is located in Israel
Haniel
Haniel
Coordinates: 32°19′55.92″N 34°57′0.35″E / 32.3322000°N 34.9500972°E / 32.3322000; 34.9500972Coordinates: 32°19′55.92″N 34°57′0.35″E / 32.3322000°N 34.9500972°E / 32.3322000; 34.9500972
District Central
Council Hefer Valley
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Romanian immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 931

Haniel (Hebrew: חַנִּיאֵל‎) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain near Netanya and Kfar Yona, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hefer Valley Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 931.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1950 by immigrants from Romania. It was established on land that had previously belonged to the depopulated Arab village of Qaqun. It was named after Haniel Ben Afud, a leader of the Tribe of Manasseh (Numbers 34:23).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.186 , ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)