Kramim

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Kramim
כְּרָמִים
Kramim is located in Northern Negev region of Israel
Kramim
Kramim
Coordinates: 31°20′0.96″N 34°55′6.6″E / 31.3336000°N 34.918500°E / 31.3336000; 34.918500Coordinates: 31°20′0.96″N 34°55′6.6″E / 31.3336000°N 34.918500°E / 31.3336000; 34.918500
District Southern
Council Bnei Shimon
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1980
Population (2017)[1] 466
Name meaning Vineyards
Website www.kramim.co

Kramim (Hebrew: כְּרָמִים‬, lit. Vineyards) is a kibbutz in southern Israel. Located around a kilometer west of Meitar, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bnei Shimon Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 466.[1]

History[edit]

The kibbutz was founded in 1980 by an urban society group organized by the Kibbutz Movement.[2]

Economy[edit]

The kibbutz grows peaches, potatoes, carrots, garlic, peppers and wheat in collaboration with Kibbutz Lahav and Kibbutz Shomria, and has recently planted olive orchards alongside its wine-grape vineyards. The Kibbutz industries also operates Gan Hakramim Country Lodging and a chicken coop.[2] Enlight Renewable Energy entered a leasing agreement with Kibbutz Kramim to build a 5 megawatt photo-voltaic solar field on the kibbutz's land.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Kramim Archived 2016-01-26 at the Wayback Machine. Negev Information Centre
  3. ^ Gabison (February 24, 2012). "Enlight wins nod for two Negev solar projects". Haaretz.com. Retrieved 28 October 2012.

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