Kfar Monash

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Kfar Monash
כְּפַר מוֹנַשׁ
Kfar Monash is located in Israel
Kfar Monash
Kfar Monash
Coordinates: 32°20′49.55″N 34°54′56.15″E / 32.3470972°N 34.9155972°E / 32.3470972; 34.9155972Coordinates: 32°20′49.55″N 34°54′56.15″E / 32.3470972°N 34.9155972°E / 32.3470972; 34.9155972
District Central
Council Hefer Valley
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1946
Founded by Australian immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 949

Kfar Monash (Hebrew: כְּפַר מוֹנַשׁ‎, lit. Monash Village) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the northern part of the Sharon plain and covering 2,700 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hefer Valley Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 949.

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The moshav was founded in 1946 by Jewish former Australian servicemen, and was named after the Jewish Australian general, Sir John Monash.[2] It is known among archaeologists as the finding place of the Kfar Monash Hoard.[3]

Ruppin Academic Center, established in 1949, is located nearby.[4] In the beginning of the village there was the same year advanced sophisticated printing press in the country and was also engaged in producing maps and atlases. However, the economic crisis in the early 50s led to its closure in 1953, and establishing agriculture as a main livelihood of most residents.

Agriculture is the main citrus growing, but there are also flowers in greenhouses, chicken coops and turkeys, geese and barns.

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