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Shdema is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°49′49.08″N 34°44′28.31″E / 31.8303000°N 34.7411972°E / 31.8303000; 34.7411972Coordinates: 31°49′49.08″N 34°44′28.31″E / 31.8303000°N 34.7411972°E / 31.8303000; 34.7411972
District Central
Council Gederot
Affiliation Agricultural Union
Founded 1954
Population (2015)[1] 604

Shdema (Hebrew: שְׁדֵמָה‎) is a moshav in south-central Israel. Located near Gedera in the coastal plain, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gederot Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 604.[1]


The moshav was founded in 1954 to absorb immigrants to Israel from Persia. After the group refused to live there, it was populated by urban residents who chose to live an agricultural cooperative lifestyle and arrived as part of the movement "from city to village."

The word "Shdema", which appears infrequently in the Hebrew Bible, means "field of produce". The original name was "Yefe Nof" (Hebrew: יפה נוף‎‎).

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