Kfar Shmaryahu

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Kfar Shmaryahu
  • כְּפַר שְׁמֵרְיָהוּ
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Kpar Šmaryahu
Kfar Shmarayu.jpg
Official logo of Kfar Shmaryahu
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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 (2006)
 • Total 1,800
Location of Kfar Shmaryahu in the Tel Aviv District

Kfar Shmaryahu (Hebrew: כְּפַר שְׁמֵרְיָהוּ) is a local council in Israel, within the Tel Aviv District. The council was founded in 1937, during the Fifth Aliyah to Israel.[1] The village is named after Shmaryahu Levin (1867–1935), a Russian-born Palestinian-Jewish Zionist leader.

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).[2] 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.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Village history". kfar-shemaryahu.muni.il (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2006-11-24. 
  2. ^ Haaretz.com Richest Towns in Israel http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/business/the-richest-towns-savyon-kfar-shmaryahu-omer-1.4808
  3. ^ "Investing in You". Yedioth Ahronoth - Mamon. 2008-02-12. p. 1. 

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