Nahshon, Israel

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Nahshon is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Coordinates: 31°49′49.44″N 34°57′19.43″E / 31.8304000°N 34.9553972°E / 31.8304000; 34.9553972Coordinates: 31°49′49.44″N 34°57′19.43″E / 31.8304000°N 34.9553972°E / 31.8304000; 34.9553972
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Hashomer Hatzair members
Population (2016) 523[1]

Nahshon (Hebrew: נַחְשׁוֹן‬, lit. Pioneer) is a kibbutz in central Israel. Located to the north of Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 523.[1]


The village was established in 1950 by immigrant members of Hashomer Hatzair. It was named after Operation Nachshon,[2] which opened up the Jerusalem road during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.357, ISBN 965-220-186-3

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