Lakhish, Israel

Lachish
לָכִישׁ
لاخيش
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Etymology: Named after Lachish
Lachish is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Lachish
Lachish
Coordinates: 31°33′42″N 34°50′34″E / 31.56167°N 34.84278°E / 31.56167; 34.84278Coordinates: 31°33′42″N 34°50′34″E / 31.56167°N 34.84278°E / 31.56167; 34.84278
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilLakhish
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1955
Founded byNahal
Population
 (2019)[1]
769

Lakhish (Hebrew: לָכִישׁ) is a moshav in the northern Negev in south-central Israel. Located south-east of Kiryat Gat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lakhish Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 769.[1]

History

The moshav was founded as a Nahal settlement in 1955 on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of al-Qubayba.[2] Named after Lachish, the ancient town of the same name, which is now an archaeological tel, just north of the moshav.

Economy

The economy of Lakhish is based on the cultivation and sale of grapes. In 2006, the moshav built a large reservoir with a capacity of 1.25 million cubic meters to irrigate its 6,000 dunams of vineyards.[3]

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Khalidi, W. (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 221. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  3. ^ Agriculture from KKL-JNF Reservoirs Jewish National Fund
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