Yardena

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Yardena

יַרְדֵּנָה
View from Yardena on Jorden river and valley.jpg
Yardena is located in Jezreel Valley region of Israel
Yardena
Yardena
Coordinates: 32°34′0.11″N 35°33′49.68″E / 32.5666972°N 35.5638000°E / 32.5666972; 35.5638000Coordinates: 32°34′0.11″N 35°33′49.68″E / 32.5666972°N 35.5638000°E / 32.5666972; 35.5638000
CountryIsrael
DistrictNorthern
CouncilValley of Springs
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1952
Founded byKurdish immigrants
Population
 (2018)[1]
371
Name meaningJordana

Yardena (Hebrew: יַרְדֵּנָה) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located on route 90, 13 kilometers north of Beit She'an, it falls under the jurisdiction of Valley of Springs Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 371.[1]

History[edit]

Yardena was founded in 1952 by immigrants to Israel from Iraqi Kurdistan. It is named "Yardena" (Jordan in Hebrew) because it is on the Jordan River. A school in the moshav been converted into the Center for Kurdistan Cultural Heritage.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ Ashkenazi, Eli (24 April 2012). "Telling the Story of Aramaic-speaking Farmers in the Jordan Valley". Haaretz. Retrieved 29 April 2019.