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Elyakhin

Elyakhin
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew אֶלְיָכִין
Elyakhin
Elyakhin

Coordinates: 32°24′30.69″N 34°55′28.77″E / 32.4085250°N 34.9246583°E / 32.4085250; 34.9246583Coordinates: 32°24′30.69″N 34°55′28.77″E / 32.4085250°N 34.9246583°E / 32.4085250; 34.9246583

District Center
Founded 1950
Government
 • Type Local council (from 1977)
Area
 • Total
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 2,900
Name meaning God will prepare

Elyakhin (Hebrew: אֶלְיָכִין) is a town (local council) in the Center District of Israel. It is located just south of Hadera and borders the Emek Hefer Regional Council. It is accessible by local road 5812. Elyakhin's population at the end of 2008 was 2,900[1] and its jurisdiction was 1,600 dunams.[2]

History

Elyakhin was founded in 1950 as a ma'abara near the ruins of the Arab village al-Zalafa.[3] It has a symbolic name, meaning "God will prepare", i.e. God prepared the land for the settlement of olim.[4]

Geography and structure

Elyakhin is bordered by Hadera in the north and the Hefer Valley Regional Council in the south. The adjacent villages in the regional council are Herev Le'et, Hibat Tzion and Givat Haim (Ihud). Elyakhin's average elevation is 30 m.[4]

Elyakhin consists of the eastern part of the town, as well as three western neighborhoods - HaAlonim, HaShikmim and HaOranim.

Public structures

Elyakhin has 11 synagogues, five of which are adjacent and located in the center of the town. Three more are located on the sides of HaBanim Park on the eastern part.

Elyakhin also has a community center and public library in the town's center.

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