Uza, Israel

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Uza is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°35′41.17″N 34°45′52.34″E / 31.5947694°N 34.7645389°E / 31.5947694; 34.7645389Coordinates: 31°35′41.17″N 34°45′52.34″E / 31.5947694°N 34.7645389°E / 31.5947694; 34.7645389
District Southern
Council Shafir
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1950
Population (2015)[1] 449

Uza (Hebrew: עוזה‎‎, eng. Strength) is a religious moshav in southern Israel. Located in Hevel Lakhish around two kilometres south of Kiryat Gat and covering 1,000 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 449.[1]


The village was established in 1950. Its name was taken from the biblical passage "Summon the might, O God, show the strength, O God, thou who hast wrought for us" (Psalms 68:28)."[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.467 , ISBN 965-220-186-3
  3. ^ Place Names in Israel. A Compendium of Place Names in Israel compiled from various sources. Translated from Hebrew, Jerusalem 1962 (Israel Prime Minister’s Office. The Israeli Program for Scientific Translations) p.140