Nofit

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Nofit
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Nofit is located in Israel
Nofit
Nofit
Coordinates: 32°45′34.92″N 35°8′47.03″E / 32.7597000°N 35.1463972°E / 32.7597000; 35.1463972Coordinates: 32°45′34.92″N 35°8′47.03″E / 32.7597000°N 35.1463972°E / 32.7597000; 35.1463972
District Haifa
Council Zevulun
Founded 9 November 1987
Founded by Families from Haifa and HaKerayot
Population (2015)[1] 2,726
Website www.nofit.org.il

Nofit (Hebrew: נוֹפִית‎, lit. Scenic) is a community settlement in northern Israel. Located in the Lower Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Zevulun Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 2,726.[1]

History[edit]

The beginnings of the village were with a group of eight families from Haifa and the Kerayot who were interested in establishing a community settlement in the Galilee. The initiator of the idea and the organizer of the group was Architect Zvi Springer who planned the village with a sustainable vision. The initiative was co-ordinated with the state, who approved the idea in 1982. Work on the infrastructure began in 1984, whilst the building of homes began in April 1986. The first residents (179 families) moved in on 9 November 1987. The village was initially named Pi Ner after Ludwig Piner, the head of Rassco, though it was later changed to Nofit.

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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