Talmon

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Talmon
טַלְמוֹן
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Talmon is located in the West Bank
Talmon
Talmon
Coordinates: 31°56′18″N 35°8′6″E / 31.93833°N 35.13500°E / 31.93833; 35.13500Coordinates: 31°56′18″N 35°8′6″E / 31.93833°N 35.13500°E / 31.93833; 35.13500
District Judea and Samaria Area
Council Mateh Binyamin
Region West Bank
Founded 1989
Population (2015)[1] 3,704

Talmon (Hebrew: טַלְמוֹן‎), is an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. Located in the West Binyamin at an elevation of nearly 600 metres and 18 km east of Modiin, it is organised as a community settlement and falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 3,704.

History[edit]

Talmon was founded in 1989, with the name taken from the family name of the family of gatekeepers of the Temple in Jerusalem who returned to rebuild Jerusalem during the time of Nehemiah.[2]

The settlement of Neria was originally built on land designated for Talmon, but it is now independent.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Nehemiah 12 / Hebrew Bible in English Mechon-Mamre