Kfar Shmaryahu

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kfar Shmaryahu
  • כְּפַר שְׁמֵרְיָהוּ
  • كفر شمرياهو
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Kpar Šmaryahu
Kfarshmarjahu024.jpg
Official logo of Kfar Shmaryahu
Logo
Kfar Shmaryahu is located in 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 (2015)[1]
 • Total 1,856
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 village is named after Shmaryahu Levin (1867–1935), a Russian-born Jewish Zionist leader. In 2015 it had a population of 1,856.

Originally an agricultural community Kfar Shmaryahu 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]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  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. 

External links[edit]