Matan, Israel

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Matan
מתן
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Matan is located in Israel
Matan
Matan
Coordinates: 32°9′27.36″N 34°58′24.60″E / 32.1576000°N 34.9735000°E / 32.1576000; 34.9735000Coordinates: 32°9′27.36″N 34°58′24.60″E / 32.1576000°N 34.9735000°E / 32.1576000; 34.9735000
District Central
Council Drom HaSharon
Founded 1993
Population (2015)[1] 3,613
Website www.matan.muni.il

Matan (Hebrew: מתן‎‎, lit. Gift) is a communal settlement in central Israel. Located near Yarhiv and Nirit, it falls under the jurisdiction of Drom HaSharon Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 3,613.

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1993, and took its name from the Bible, specifically Proverbs 18:16;

A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Proverbs Chapter 18 Mechon Mamre

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