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 (2016)[1] 937

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 2016 it had a population of 937.[1]

History[edit]

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]

The Ruppin Academic Center, established in 1949, is located nearby.[4] At its founding, the village contained a sophisticated printing press and was engaged in producing maps and atlases. However, the economic crisis in the early 1950s led to its closure in 1953, and agriculture became the main livelihood of most residents.

Local agriculture and husbandry consists primarily of citrus orchards, but also includes growing flowers in greenhouses, and raising chickens and turkeys.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Who's who in Jewish History. 
  3. ^ History of Israel. 
  4. ^ "Ruppin Academic Center – The Council for Higher Education of Israel". che.org.il.