Kfar Gidon

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Kfar Gidon
כְּפַר גִּדְעוֹן
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Kfar Gidon is located in Israel
Kfar Gidon
Kfar Gidon
Coordinates: 32°38′36.23″N 35°17′27.59″E / 32.6433972°N 35.2909972°E / 32.6433972; 35.2909972Coordinates: 32°38′36.23″N 35°17′27.59″E / 32.6433972°N 35.2909972°E / 32.6433972; 35.2909972
Council Jezreel Valley
Region Galilee
Founded 1923
Founded by Transylvanian immigrants
Name meaning Gideon Village

Kfar Gidon (Hebrew: כְּפַר גִּדְעוֹן, lit. Gideon Village) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located near Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 221.

The moshav was founded in 1923 by immigrants from Transylvania who were members of Hapoel HaMizrachi, and was named after the Biblical figure of Gideon(Judges 7:1).[1]

In 1956 it split in two co-operative societies; Kfar Gidon (ultra-orthodox) and Talmei Gidon (traditional/secular). However, as a result of reforms in the regional council, the village returned to having one administration.

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