Yardena

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Yardena
יַרְדֵּנָה
Yardena is located in 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
District Northern
Council Valley of Springs
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1952
Founded by Kurdish immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 344
Name meaning Jordana

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 2015 it had a population of 344.

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. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Telling the Story of Aramaic-speaking Farmers in the Jordan Valley Haaretz, 24 April 2012