Kfar Shmaryahu

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Kfar Shmaryahu
  • כְּפַר שְׁמֵרְיָהוּ
  • كفر شمرياهو
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Kpar Šmaryahu
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Kfar Shmaryahu is located in Central Israel
Kfar Shmaryahu
Kfar Shmaryahu
Coordinates: 32°11′5.88″N 34°49′12.45″E / 32.1849667°N 34.8201250°E / 32.1849667; 34.8201250Coordinates: 32°11′5.88″N 34°49′12.45″E / 32.1849667°N 34.8201250°E / 32.1849667; 34.8201250
District  Tel Aviv
Founded 1937
Government
 • Type Local council
 • Head of Municipality Dror Aloni
Area
 • Total 2,570 dunams (2.57 km2 or 640 acres)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 1,911
Location of Kfar Shmaryahu in the Tel Aviv District

Kfar Shmaryahu (Hebrew: כְּפַר שְׁמֵרְיָהוּ‬, Arabic: كفر شمرياهو‎) is a local council in Israel, within the Tel Aviv District. The council was founded in 1937, during the Fifth Aliyah to Israel.[2] The founding members were German-Jewish immigrants, who named the village after Shmaryahu Levin (1867–1935), a Russian-born Jewish Zionist leader. The village was founded as an agricultural community, with forty farms, thirty auxiliary farms, and twenty lots for housing projects. A well was drilled, and a synagogue that became the center of community life was also built. In late 1938, 60 families were living there, and the predominant language was German.

Kfar Shmaryahu later became an affluent suburb of Tel Aviv. It is ranked very highly on the Israeli socio-economic scale (10 out of 10).[3] According to Yedioth Ahronoth, Kfar Shmaryahu's municipality annually spends NIS 8,700 per resident, a figure higher than Tel Aviv and over twice as high as Jerusalem.[4]

In 2016 it had a population of 1,911.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Village history". kfar-shemaryahu.muni.il (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2006-11-24. 
  3. ^ "The Richest Towns: Savyon, Kfar Shmaryahu, Omer - Haaretz - Israel News Haaretz.com". www.haaretz.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10. 
  4. ^ "Investing in You". Yedioth Ahronoth - Mamon. 2008-02-12. p. 1. 

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