Mitzpa

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Mitzpa
מִצְפָּה
Mitzpa is located in Israel
Mitzpa
Mitzpa
Coordinates: 32°47′26″N 35°30′34″E / 32.79056°N 35.50944°E / 32.79056; 35.50944Coordinates: 32°47′26″N 35°30′34″E / 32.79056°N 35.50944°E / 32.79056; 35.50944
District Northern
Council Lower Galilee
Founded 1908
Founded by Jewish Colonization Association
Population (2016)[1] 136

Mitzpa (Hebrew: מִצְפָּה‎) is a moshava in the Lower Galilee Regional Council, Israel. Located next to the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lower Galilee Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 136.[1]

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1908 in the period of the Second Aliyah by the Jewish Colonization Association. Its name is Hebrew for "observatory", a name which was given to the village due to the location in which one has a good observation of the Sea of Galilee, Mount Arbel and Safed.

Economy[edit]

The main branches of the village are agriculture, entrepreneurship, tourism (hospitality rooms) and others work outside of the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017.