Kisra-Sumei

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Kisra-Sumei

  • כִּסְרָא-סֻמֵיע
  • كسرا-سميع
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Kisraˀ - Sumeiˁ
Skyline of Kisra-Sumei
Kisra-Sumei is located in Northwest Israel
Kisra-Sumei
Kisra-Sumei
Coordinates: 32°57′50″N 35°18′08″E / 32.96389°N 35.30222°E / 32.96389; 35.30222Coordinates: 32°57′50″N 35°18′08″E / 32.96389°N 35.30222°E / 32.96389; 35.30222
CountryIsrael
DistrictNorthern
Founded1990
Government
 • TypeLocal council
Area
 • Total14,163 dunams (14.163 km2 or 5.468 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total8,515
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)

Kisra-Sumei (Arabic: كسرا-سميع‎; Hebrew: כִּסְרָא-סֻמֵיע) is a local council in the western Galilee in the Northern District of Israel. In 2017 it had a population of 8,515.[1] In April 2019, 95% of the population were Israeli Arabs of the Druze community, with a small Christian minority.[2][3] The town has a Druze holy place as well as a statue to the Druze leader and Syrian nationalist revolutionary Sultan al-Atrash.

The town is the result of a merger between the villages of Kisra and Sumei and it was recognised as a local council in 1990.

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  1. ^ a b "Localities File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ Kisra-Sumei 2014 CBS ‹See Tfd›(in Hebrew)
  3. ^ "The Druze population in Israel - a collection of data on the occasion of the Prophet Shuaib holiday" (PDF). CBS - Israel. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2019-04-17. Retrieved 2019-05-08.

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