|• ISO 259||Migdal|
|• Type||Local council (from 1949)|
|• Head of Municipality||Israel Sason Amrosi|
|• Total||11,395 dunams (11.395 km2 or 4.400 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
Migdal is named after a city from the Second Temple period called "Magdala". The ancient city is believed to have been located on the site of the depopulated Palestinian village of al-Majdal, which preserved the name.
In 1908, a small group of German Catholics who identified the site as the birthplace of Mary Magdalene settled there. They left after a year and the land was bought by Russian Zionists who founded a farm, Ahuzat Moskva (Moscow Estate) in 1910. This settlement was adjacent to the Arab village al-Majdal. A few years later, the land was sold to private investors. An encampment of Gdud HaAvoda workers who built the Tiberias-Rosh Pina road was established there in 1921.
- "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
- About Migdal. Flags of the World
- Hareuveni, Immanuel (2010). Eretz Yisrael Lexicon. Ministry of Education. pp. 558–559.
- Ancient Menorah
- Encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel Herzl Press and McGraw-Hill, New York 1971, Volume II, p. 784
- Ancient Synagogue Found in Migdal