Nahsholim

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Nahsholim
Nahsholim
Nahsholim
Nahsholim is located in Israel
Nahsholim
Nahsholim
Coordinates: 32°36′51.11″N 34°55′17.03″E / 32.6141972°N 34.9213972°E / 32.6141972; 34.9213972Coordinates: 32°36′51.11″N 34°55′17.03″E / 32.6141972°N 34.9213972°E / 32.6141972; 34.9213972
Council Hof HaCarmel
Region Coastal plain
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1948
Founded by Turkish immigrants and Sabras
Population (2009) 427[1]

Nahsholim (Hebrew: נַחְשׁוֹלִים, lit. Tidal waves) is a kibbutz and beach resort in northern Israel. Located near Zikhron Ya'akov, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 399.

The kibbutz was established in 1948 on the lands of Arab village of al-Tantura. A glass bottle factory founded by Baron Rothschild in 1891 is located in Nahsholim.[2]Today it is an archaeological museum with displays of objects found in the excavations at Tel Dor since 1980. Also exhibited is a large assortment of anchors, jars and navigational tools retrieved by the center’s diving team. Cannons, swords, guns and ammunition have been found underwater, dating from the retreat of Napoleon’s armade in 1799.[3]

The kibbutz grows bananas, avocado and cotton, and raises fish in ponds. It also operates a plastics factory that manufactures irrigation equipment. [4]

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