Kfar Shmaryahu

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Kfar Shmaryahu

  • כְּפַר שְׁמֵרְיָהוּ
  • كفر شمرياهو
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Kpar Šmaryahu
Skyline of Kfar Shmaryahu
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
Founded1937
Government
 • TypeLocal council
 • Head of MunicipalityDror Aloni
Area
 • Total2,570 dunams (2.57 km2 or 640 acres)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total1,872
 • Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
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.

History[edit]

Kfar Shmaryahu in December 1937

Kfar Shmaryahu was founded in May 1937, during the Fifth Aliyah.[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. Throughout the following years the town absorbed new immigrants. In 1950 it was declared a local council and was granted additional land.[3]

Status[edit]

Kfar Shmaryahu is an affluent suburb of Tel Aviv. It is ranked very highly on the Israeli socio-economic scale (10 out of 10).[4] 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.[5]

In 2017 it had a population of 1,872.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Localities File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Village history". kfar-shemaryahu.muni.il (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2006-11-24.
  3. ^ http://www.welcomehome.co.il/en/kfar-shmaryahu-3/
  4. ^ "The Richest Towns: Savyon, Kfar Shmaryahu, Omer - Haaretz - Israel News Haaretz.com". www.haaretz.com. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  5. ^ "Investing in You". Yedioth Ahronoth - Mamon. 2008-02-12. p. 1.

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