Even Shmuel

Even Shmuel
אבן שמואל
إيفن شموئيل
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Even Shmuel is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Even Shmuel
Even Shmuel
Coordinates: 31°34′31″N 34°45′46″E / 31.57528°N 34.76278°E / 31.57528; 34.76278Coordinates: 31°34′31″N 34°45′46″E / 31.57528°N 34.76278°E / 31.57528; 34.76278
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilShafir
Founded1956
Population
 (2019)[1]
1,807

Even Shmuel (Hebrew: אֶבֶן שְׁמוּאֵל, lit. Stone of Samuel) is a religious Zionist village in southern Israel. Located around four kilometres south of Kiryat Gat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 1,807.[1]

History

The village was established in 1956 under the name Uman, and was later renamed in honour of the Jewish Canadian philanthropist Samuel Bronfman.

The village was originally founded as an agricultural moshav. In 2013, the village population expanded eastward, converting agricultural lands into a residential neighborhood of an additional 280 households.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ "הרחבה נוספת באבן שמואל". מועצה אזורית שפיר (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2021-03-28.

External links

  • Village website (in Hebrew)
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