Ofer

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Ofer
עֹפֶר, עופר
עופר 1.JPG
Ofer is located in Israel
Ofer
Ofer
Coordinates: 32°37′21.72″N 34°58′56.28″E / 32.6227000°N 34.9823000°E / 32.6227000; 34.9823000Coordinates: 32°37′21.72″N 34°58′56.28″E / 32.6227000°N 34.9823000°E / 32.6227000; 34.9823000
District Haifa
Council Hof HaCarmel
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Indian and Iranian immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 639

Ofer (Hebrew: עֹפֶר‎, lit. Fawn) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located south of Haifa, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 639.

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1950 by immigrants from India (mainly Cochin) and Iran. Its name is derived from Ayn Ghazal (lit. Deer Spring), the depopulated Arab village on whose land it was built. Agricultural income is derived from raising cattle, sheep and chickens growing vegetables and flowers, and tourism.

References[edit]

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