Nir Moshe

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Nir Moshe
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Nir Moshe is located in Israel
Nir Moshe
Nir Moshe
Coordinates: 31°28′39.71″N 34°37′52.31″E / 31.4776972°N 34.6311972°E / 31.4776972; 34.6311972Coordinates: 31°28′39.71″N 34°37′52.31″E / 31.4776972°N 34.6311972°E / 31.4776972; 34.6311972
District Southern
Council Merhavim
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1953
Founded by City-dwellers
Population (2015)[1] 527
Website www.nir-moshe.co.il

Nir Moshe (Hebrew: נִיר מֹשֶׁה‎, lit. Moshe's Meadow) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located in the north-western Negev south-east of Sderot with an area of 2,000 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merhavim Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 527.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was established in 1953 by former city dwellers from Jerusalem, Haifa and Herzliya, and was initially named Shoval Mizrachi 1, before being renamed after Moshe Smiliansky, an author and agronomist.

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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