Ma'ale Yosef Regional Council

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Ma'ale Yosef
  • מעלה יוסף
District Northern
Government
 • Type Regional council (from 1957)
 • Head of Municipality Shimon Goata
Area
 • Total 92,950 dunams (92.95 km2 or 35.89 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 9,600
Website Official website

The Ma'ale Yosef Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית מעלה יוסף‎‎, Mo'atza Azorit Ma'aleh Yosef) is a regional council in the Upper Galilee, part of the Northern District of Israel, situated between the towns of Ma'alot-Tarshiha and Shlomi. Its offices are located in Gornot HaGalil.

The council was established in 1963, although most of its settlements were founded in the 1950s. It was named for Yosef Weiz, Zionist pioneer of the Second Aliyah and director of the Jewish National Fund following the First World War.

Geography[edit]

The council runs along the Israel-Lebanon border. It is bounded on the west by the Mateh Asher Regional Council and Kafr Yasif, on the south by the Misgav Regional Council, and on the east by the Merom HaGalil Regional Council. Within its geographic area are several Druze and other Israeli-Arab villages.

List of settlements[edit]

The regional council provides municipal services for the populations within its territory, who live on moshavim and in communal settlements.

Moshavim[edit]

Communal settlements[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°3′42.42″N 35°14′47.21″E / 33.0617833°N 35.2464472°E / 33.0617833; 35.2464472