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Shimshit is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°43′59.51″N 35°14′48.48″E / 32.7331972°N 35.2468000°E / 32.7331972; 35.2468000Coordinates: 32°43′59.51″N 35°14′48.48″E / 32.7331972°N 35.2468000°E / 32.7331972; 35.2468000
District Northern
Council Jezreel Valley
Founded 2000
Population (2015)[1] 2,594

Shimshit (Hebrew: שִׁמְשִׁית‎) is a secular community settlement in northern Israel. Located to the north-west of Nazareth, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 2,594.[1]


The village was established in the summer of 2000. The architect and entrepreneur of the village, as part of the Galilee Progress, was Architect Zvi Springer who took over the tasks of planning, and managing the construction of the village after the Housing Ministry abandoned the project. Shimshit was named after the nearby archaeological tell.

Shimshit was designed based on the principles of sustainability and minimal intervention with nature.


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

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