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  • צוֹרָן-קָדִימָה
  • كاديما تسوران
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Çoran-Qadíma
 • Also spelled Kadima-Tzoran (official)
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Kadima-Zoran is located in Central Israel
Coordinates: 32°16′40″N 34°54′55″E / 32.27778°N 34.91528°E / 32.27778; 34.91528Coordinates: 32°16′40″N 34°54′55″E / 32.27778°N 34.91528°E / 32.27778; 34.91528
District Central
Founded 2003 (merger)
 • Type Local council (from 2003)
 • Head of Municipality Shavit Mass
 • Total 10,372 dunams (10.372 km2 or 4.005 sq mi)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 21,987
 • Density 2,100/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Name meaning "Forward"-"Silicon"

Kadima-Zoran (Hebrew: קדימה-צורן‬), also known as Kadima-Tzoran, is a local council in the Central District of Israel. The result of the 2003 union of the Tzoran and Kadima councils, in 2017 it had a population of 21,987.[1]

Kadima-Zoran is home to the "Ta'am Shel Pa'am" (A Taste of Old) museum for the history of the settlement in the elementary school "Nitzanei HaSharon".



Kadima was founded on 5 July 1933 as an agricultural settlement at the initiative of Yehoshua Hankin. Most of the settlers were German immigrants.[2] The name means "forward" in Hebrew, and was taken from a Biblical verse (Habakkuk 1:9).[2] The town was declared a local council in 1950.


Tzoran, meaning silicon, was founded in 1992 and was planned by architect Rachel Walden. The settlement was named after a Hasmonean city that had existed in the area. It was first populated in 1994, and declared a local council in 1997.


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ a b HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999). Lexicon of the Land of Israel (in Hebrew). Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books. p. 829. ISBN 965-448-413-7.