Tel Te'omim

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Tel Te'omim
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Tel Te'omim is located in Israel
Tel Te'omim
Tel Te'omim
Coordinates: 32°26′33″N 35°29′43.79″E / 32.44250°N 35.4954972°E / 32.44250; 35.4954972Coordinates: 32°26′33″N 35°29′43.79″E / 32.44250°N 35.4954972°E / 32.44250; 35.4954972
District Northern
Council Valley of Springs
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1982
Founded by Moshavniks
Population (2015)[1] 513

Tel Te'omim (Hebrew: תֵּל תְּאוֹמִים‎) is a communal settlement in the Beit She'an valley in northern Israel. Located about 6 km south of Beit She'an, just east of Highway 90, it falls under the jurisdiction of Valley of Springs Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 513.

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1982 as an expansion of the three other moshavim in its vicinity: Revaya, Rehov, and Sde Trumot. Together these four settlements are combined in the "Bikurah" bloc. The population of Tel Te'omim is mostly composed of people who originally lived in the other three moshavim.

The name "Tel Te'omim", which means "twin hills" or the "hill of twins", is associated with a pair of nearby hills of archaeological interest.

References[edit]

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