Lower Galilee Regional Council

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Lower Galilee

  • הגליל התחתון
DistrictNorthern
Government
 • TypeRegional council (from 1950)
 • Head of MunicipalityNitzan Peleg
Area
 • Total192,990 dunams (192.99 km2 or 74.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total11,300
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
WebsiteOfficial website

The Lower Galilee Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית הגליל התחתון‎, Mo'atza Azorit HaGalil HaTahton) is a regional council in the Northern District of Israel. Lower Galilee Regional Council encompasses most of the settlements in the Lower Galilee with a population of 11,300 (2014), including three kibbutzim, ten moshavim and two community settlements, along with two youth villages located in its administrative territory.

Kadoorie is the seat of Lower Galilee Regional Council and the council building is situated in the proximity to the Kadoorie Agricultural High School. The current Head of Lower Galilee Regional Council is Nitzan Peleg since 2019.

List of settlements[edit]

Lower Galilee Regional Council provides municipal services for the populations within its territory, who live in various types of communities including kibbutzim, moshavim, a moshava, community settlements and youth villages:

Kibbutzim[edit]

Moshavim[edit]

Moshava[edit]

Community settlements[edit]

Youth villages[edit]

Economy[edit]

Tourism[edit]

During the last decade[when?] a big rise has occurred to the guest houses industry in all of the north region of Israel including the Lower Galilee.

Agriculture[edit]

The various branches of agriculture are still the most prevalent economic sector in the council region. This includes floral greenhouses, field crops, dairy barns and poultry raising.

Industry[edit]

The council also has two industrial areas co-managed with the municipality of Tiberias and the Tur'an local council:

  • Lower Galilee Industrial Zone - includes the Wissotzky Tea factory and the Primor juice factory.
  • Lower Galilee Industrial Park

Coordinates: 32°42′22.99″N 35°24′10.27″E / 32.7063861°N 35.4028528°E / 32.7063861; 35.4028528