Nir Eliyahu

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Nir Eliyahu
נִיר אֵלִיָּהוּ
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Nir Eliyahu is located in Israel
Nir Eliyahu
Nir Eliyahu
Coordinates: 32°11′48.11″N 34°56′59.28″E / 32.1966972°N 34.9498000°E / 32.1966972; 34.9498000Coordinates: 32°11′48.11″N 34°56′59.28″E / 32.1966972°N 34.9498000°E / 32.1966972; 34.9498000
District Central
Council Drom HaSharon
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1950
Population (2015)[1] 505
Website www.nirel.org.il

Nir Eliyahu (Hebrew: נִיר אֵלִיָּהוּ‎, lit. Eliyahu's Meadow) is a kibbutz in the Sharon plain region of Israel. Located northwest of Kfar Saba, it falls under the jurisdiction of the Drom HaSharon Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 505.[1]

History[edit]

Nir Eliyahu was established in 1950, and was named for the chief architect of the Haganah, Eliyahu Golomb.

In 2005, the film "Sweet Mud" (Hebrew: אדמה משוגעת‎‎, Adama Meshugat) was filmed in Nir Eliyahu and Ruhama.

Economy[edit]

In 1973, the kibbutz established a factory, Plastnir, for production of flexible polyethylene for specialised films for lamination, films for automatic packaging (FFS), printed and plain collation shrink films, bags on roll, heavy duty bags, high and low density bags, shopping bags, merchandise bags and sleeves for banana growers. The films and bags are sold to major retail chains in Israel, Europe and the United States, as well as to many industrial organizations in Israel.

Nir Eliyahu is site of one of Israel's wastewater treatment plants. The plant currently treats wastewater from kibbutzim, moshavim and towns in the region, including Qalqiliya.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 

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