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Kibbutz Ma'agan.jpg
Ma'agan is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°42′22.67″N 35°35′59.63″E / 32.7062972°N 35.5998972°E / 32.7062972; 35.5998972Coordinates: 32°42′22.67″N 35°35′59.63″E / 32.7062972°N 35.5998972°E / 32.7062972; 35.5998972
District Northern
Council Emek HaYarden
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Transylvanian immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 353

Ma'agan (Hebrew: מַעֲגָן‎, lit. Harbour) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located on the southern shore of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Emek HaYarden Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 353.


The village was founded in 1949 by immigrants from Transylvania on land that had belonged to the Arab village of Samakh, which was depopulated in 1948.[2][3] Notable residents include Ami Ayalon, who grew up in the kibbutz.


  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Morris, Benny (2004), The Birth Of The Palestinian Refugee Problem Revisited, Cambridge University Press, p xxii ISBN 0-521-00967-7
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 538, ISBN 0-88728-224-5