Shalva

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Shalva
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Shalva is located in Israel
Shalva
Shalva
Coordinates: 31°33′49″N 34°46′5″E / 31.56361°N 34.76806°E / 31.56361; 34.76806Coordinates: 31°33′49″N 34°46′5″E / 31.56361°N 34.76806°E / 31.56361; 34.76806
District Southern
Council Shafir
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1952
Founded by Libyan immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 430

Shalva (Hebrew: שַׁלְוָה‎, lit. Security) is a moshav shitufi in southern Israel. Located in the southern Shephelah near Kiryat Gat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 430.

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1952 by immigrants mostly from Libya. Its name is taken from the book of Psalms 122:7: "be ... security within your towers."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.417, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)