Kfar Bilu

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Kfar Bilu

כְּפַר בִּיל"וּ
PikiWiki Israel 13810 Silo tower in Kfar Bilu.JPG
Kfar Bilu is located in Central Israel
Kfar Bilu
Kfar Bilu
Coordinates: 31°52′16.32″N 34°49′43.31″E / 31.8712000°N 34.8286972°E / 31.8712000; 34.8286972Coordinates: 31°52′16.32″N 34°49′43.31″E / 31.8712000°N 34.8286972°E / 31.8712000; 34.8286972
DistrictCentral
CouncilGezer
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1932
Founded by"Company of the South"
Population
 (2018)[1]
1,261

Kfar Bilu (Hebrew: כְּפַר בִּיל"וּ, lit. Bilu Village) is a moshav in central Israel. Located between Rehovot and Kiryat Ekron, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gezer Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 1,261.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1932 as part of the Settlement of the Thousand plan by a group of workers known as the "Company of the South" (Hebrew: חבורת הדרום‎, Havurat HaDarom), who had been preparing in Rehovot. Its name commemorated fifty years since the first aliyah of Bilu members.


Kfar Bilu 1945 1:250,000 (South of Rehovot)
Kfar Bilu 1948 1:20,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.