Kfar Aviv

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Kfar Aviv
כְּפַר אָבִיב
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Kfar Aviv is located in Israel
Kfar Aviv
Kfar Aviv
Coordinates: 31°49′53.03″N 34°43′17.39″E / 31.8313972°N 34.7214972°E / 31.8313972; 34.7214972Coordinates: 31°49′53.03″N 34°43′17.39″E / 31.8313972°N 34.7214972°E / 31.8313972; 34.7214972
District Central
Council Gederot
Affiliation Agricultural Union
Founded 1951
Founded by Egyptian immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 804

Kfar Aviv (Hebrew: כְּפַר אָבִיב‎, lit. Village of Spring) is a moshav in the South District of Israel, near Ashdod. It belongs to the Gederot Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 804.[1]

History[edit]

Kfar Aviv was founded in 1952 by the Jewish Agency and was intended to absorb immigrants from Egypt. Its original name was Kfar HaYeor (Hebrew: כפר היאור‎‎; lit. Village of the Nile). The name "Kfar Aviv" was given as a reference to the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt, which occurred in spring as recorded in the Torah (Exodus 34:18). As time passed, the village absorbed families from Poland.[2]

The land area used for farming covers about 2,000 dunams. Most inhabitants of the village work elsewhere.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elʻazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 282. ISBN 965-7184-34-7. 
  3. ^ "Kfar Aviv". Gderot.com (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2008-06-08.