Kfar Gidon

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Kfar Gidon
כְּפַר גִּדְעוֹן
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, who worked in the area (Judges 7:1).

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.