Nir Etzion
נִיר עֶצִיוֹן‎

Nir Etzion

Coordinates: 32°41′52.08″N 34°59′36.59″E / 32.6978000°N 34.9934972°E / 32.6978000; 34.9934972Coordinates: 32°41′52.08″N 34°59′36.59″E / 32.6978000°N 34.9934972°E / 32.6978000; 34.9934972

District
Haifa

Council
Hof HaCarmel

Affiliation
Religious Kibbutz Movement

Founded
1950

Founded by
Refugees and Holocaust survivors

Population (2015)[1]
899

Name meaning
Etzion Meadow

Website
www.nirezion.com

Nir Etzion (Hebrew: נִיר עֶצִיוֹן‎, lit. Etzion Meadow) is a religious moshav shitufi in northern Israel. Located between Ein Hod and Ein Hawd near Atlit, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 899.
History[edit]
The village was established in 1950 as a kibbutz by refugees from Kfar Etzion and Be’erot Yitzhak (which had been captured by the Jordanian and Egyptian armies during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War) as well as Holocaust survivors and members of the Ahdut and Tikva kvutzot. It was named after Kfar Etzion.
In 1953 it converted to a moshav shitufi.
References[edit]

^ “List of localities, in Alphabetical order” (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 

External links[edit]

Official website (Hebrew)

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Hof HaCarmel Regional Council

Kibbutzim

Beit Oren
Ein Carmel
HaHotrim
Ma’agan Michael
Ma’ayan Tzvi
Nahsholim
Neve Yam
Sdot Yam

Moshavim

Bat Shlomo
Beit Hanania
Dor
Ein Ayala
Geva Carmel
HaBonim
Kerem Maharal
Megadim
Nir Etzion
Ofer
Tzrufa

Community settlements

Atlit
Caesarea
Ein Hod

Other villages

Ein Hawd
Kfar Galim
Kfar Tzvi Sitrin
Meir Shfeya

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