Liman, Israel

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Liman
לִימַן
לימן כניסה.jpg
Liman is located in Northwest Israel
Liman
Liman
Coordinates: 33°3′32.39″N 35°6′46.44″E / 33.0589972°N 35.1129000°E / 33.0589972; 35.1129000Coordinates: 33°3′32.39″N 35°6′46.44″E / 33.0589972°N 35.1129000°E / 33.0589972; 35.1129000
District Northern
Council Mateh Asher
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Demobilized soldiers
Population (2016)[1] 723

Liman (Hebrew: לִימַן‬) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Western Galilee about 5 km (3 mi) north of Nahariya, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 723.[1] Its area is about 2400 dunams and most residents work in agriculture, including chicken raising.

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1949 by a group of demobilized soldiers on part of the lands of the depopulated Palestinian village of al-Bassa. It was originally called Tzahal,[2][3] but was later renamed "Liman" to honor the American senator Herbert H. Lehman.

The Liman Nature Reserve is located about 1 km (1 mi) north of the settlement, an area of about 50 dunams on a section of the gravel ridge that was preserved.

A 3rd century painted tomb from the Roman period was discovered in the fields of Liman in 1994–1995. The tomb contained two skeletons, bottles, coins and pottery.[4]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Liman Association for the Development of the Galilee