Tzafria

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Tzafria
Tzafriya.jpg
Tzafria is located in Israel
Tzafria
Tzafria
Coordinates: 32°0′11.51″N 34°51′20.88″E / 32.0031972°N 34.8558000°E / 32.0031972; 34.8558000Coordinates: 32°0′11.51″N 34°51′20.88″E / 32.0031972°N 34.8558000°E / 32.0031972; 34.8558000
District Central
Council Lod Valley
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1949
Founded by Czechoslovakian and
Hungarian immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 924

Tzafria (Hebrew: צַפְרִיָּה‎, Arabic: تسبارياه‎‎) is a religious moshav in central Israel. Located near Ben Gurion International Airport, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lod Valley Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 924.[1]

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1949 by immigrants from Czechoslovakia and Hungary on the land of the depopulated Arab village of al-Safiriyya. Its name is derived from that village and was initially called Safria Alef and then Kfar Tzafria before adopting its current name.

References[edit]

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