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Mikhmoret is located in Central Israel
Coordinates: 32°24′20.87″N 34°52′17.76″E / 32.4057972°N 34.8716000°E / 32.4057972; 34.8716000Coordinates: 32°24′20.87″N 34°52′17.76″E / 32.4057972°N 34.8716000°E / 32.4057972; 34.8716000
District Central
Council Hefer Valley
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1945
Founded by Demobbed British Army soldiers
Population (2016)[1] 1,380

Mikhmoret (Hebrew: מִכְמֹרֶת, מכמורת‬, lit. Fishing net) is a moshav in central Israel. Located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea around nine kilometres north of Netanya, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hefer Valley Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 1,380.[1]


Founding of Michmoret, 1945

The moshav was founded in 1945 by demobilised soldiers from the British Army, and was named Mikhmoret due to the profession of many of the founders being fishing.

In 2012 Mikhmoret Beach was listed as one of the best beaches in Israel.[2]

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority established the Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Moshav Mikhmoret.[3]

Notable residents[edit]