Savyon

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Savyon

  • סַבְיוֹן
  • سفيون
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Sabyon
 • Also spelledSavion (unofficial)
Savyon is located in Central Israel
Savyon
Savyon
Coordinates: 32°2′50.14″N 34°52′32.56″E / 32.0472611°N 34.8757111°E / 32.0472611; 34.8757111Coordinates: 32°2′50.14″N 34°52′32.56″E / 32.0472611°N 34.8757111°E / 32.0472611; 34.8757111
DistrictCentral
Founded1951
Government
 • TypeLocal council
 • Head of MunicipalityMotty Landau
Area
 • Total3,746 dunams (3.746 km2 or 1.446 sq mi)
Population
(2017)[1]
 • Total3,878
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Name meaningCommon groundsel

Savyon (Hebrew: סַבְיוֹן‬, Arabic: سفيون‎) is a local council in the Central District of Israel, bordering the cities of Kiryat Ono, Petah Tikva, and Yehud. Ranked 10/10 on the Israeli socio-economic scale, it is one of the wealthiest municipalities in Israel.[citation needed] In 2017 it had a population of 3,878.[1]

History

Savyon was founded in 1955 by Africa Israel Investments for senior South African Jewish immigrants. It took the name of a common wildflower, although the first part of its name (sav) means "grandfather", which was appropriate for the residents of the time.[2] Today, Savyon has a young population.

In 2004, the moshav Ganei Yehuda (Hebrew: גַּנֵּי יְהוּדָה‬) was merged into Savyon.[citation needed]

Both Savyon and Ganei Yehuda are located on the land of the Palestinian village of Al-'Abbasiyya, which became depopulated in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.[3]

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Vilnai, Ze'ev (1978). "Savyon". Ariel Encyclopedia (in Hebrew). Volume 5. Israel: Am Oved. pp. 5298–99.
  3. ^ Khalidi, W. (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 235. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.