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 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
District Central
Council Gezer
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1932
Founded by "Company of the South"
Population (2015)[1] 1,254

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 2015 it had a population of 1,254.

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, Havurot HaDarom), who had been preparing in Rehovot. Its name commemorated fifty years since the first aliyah of Bilu members.

References[edit]

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