Shekhanya

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Shekhanya
Shekhanya in lower galilee.JPG
Shekhanya is located in Northwest Israel
Shekhanya
Shekhanya
Coordinates: 32°50′52.44″N 35°14′52.79″E / 32.8479000°N 35.2479972°E / 32.8479000; 35.2479972Coordinates: 32°50′52.44″N 35°14′52.79″E / 32.8479000°N 35.2479972°E / 32.8479000; 35.2479972
District Northern
Council Misgav
Affiliation Agricultural Union
Founded 1980
Population (2017)[1] 796
Website www.shekhanya.org.il

Shekhanya (Hebrew: שְׁכַנְיָה‬) is a community settlement in northern Israel. It is named after a priest family from the Bible (2 Chronicles 24:11). Located in the Galilee between Karmiel and Shefa-'Amr, it falls under the jurisdiction of Misgav Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 796.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1980 as part of the Lookouts in the Galilee plan to increase Jewish settlement in the area. The community had been formed in 1978.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.