Ma'ale Efrayim

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Ma'ale Efraim
  • מַעֲלֵה אֶפְרַיִם
  • معلي افرايم
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Maˁle ʔepraym
 • Also spelled Ma'ale Efraim, Maaleh Efraim (unofficial)
a view on Ma'ale Efraim from the west
a view on Ma'ale Efraim from the west
Ma'ale Efraim is located in the Central West Bank
Ma'ale Efraim
Ma'ale Efraim
Coordinates: 32°4′13.54″N 35°24′13.01″E / 32.0704278°N 35.4036139°E / 32.0704278; 35.4036139Coordinates: 32°4′13.54″N 35°24′13.01″E / 32.0704278°N 35.4036139°E / 32.0704278; 35.4036139
Region West Bank
District Judea and Samaria Area
Founded 1978
 • Type Local council (from 1981)
 • Head of Municipality Shlomo Lalosh
 • Total 4,173 dunams (4.173 km2 or 1.611 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 1,209

Ma'ale Efrayim (Hebrew: מַעֲלֵה אֶפְרַיִם‬, eng. Ascent of Ephraim)[2] is a secular Israeli settlement and local council located along the eastern slopes of the Samarian mountains in the Jordan Valley, within the West Bank.[3] It was founded in 1978 and named after the Biblical tribe of Ephraim.[3] The settlement's municipal status was upgraded to local council in 1981.[3] In 2016 it had a population of 1,209.

The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[4]


  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.302, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
  3. ^ a b c מועצה מקומית מעלה אפרים (in Hebrew). 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC News. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 

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