Nir Etzion

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Nir Etzion
נִיר עֶצִיוֹן
Nir Etzion is located in Israel
Nir Etzion
Nir Etzion
Coordinates: 32°41′52.08″N 34°59′36.59″E / 32.6978000°N 34.9934972°E / 32.6978000; 34.9934972Coordinates: 32°41′52.08″N 34°59′36.59″E / 32.6978000°N 34.9934972°E / 32.6978000; 34.9934972
District Haifa
Council Hof HaCarmel
Affiliation Religious Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Refugees and Holocaust survivors
Population (2015)[1] 899
Name meaning Etzion Meadow
Website www.nirezion.com

Nir Etzion (Hebrew: נִיר עֶצִיוֹן‎, lit. Etzion Meadow) is a religious moshav shitufi in northern Israel. Located between Ein Hod and Ein Hawd near Atlit, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 899.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1950 as a kibbutz by refugees from Kfar Etzion and Be'erot Yitzhak (which had been captured by the Jordanian and Egyptian armies during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War) as well as Holocaust survivors and members of the Ahdut and Tikva kvutzot. It was named after Kfar Etzion.

In 1953 it converted to a moshav shitufi.

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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