Nir Akiva

Nir Akiva
ניר עקיבא
نير عكيفا
Village synagogue
Village synagogue
Nir Akiva is located in Northwest Negev region of Israel
Nir Akiva
Nir Akiva
Coordinates: 31°28′12″N 34°38′48″E / 31.47000°N 34.64667°E / 31.47000; 34.64667Coordinates: 31°28′12″N 34°38′48″E / 31.47000°N 34.64667°E / 31.47000; 34.64667
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilMerhavim
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1953
Population
 (2019)[1]
686

Nir Akiva (Hebrew: נִיר עֲקִיבָא, lit. Akiva's Meadow) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located in the north-western Negev near Netivot and Nir Moshe and covering 1,000 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merhavim Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 686.[1]

History

The moshav was established in 1953 on land that had belonged to the Palestinian village of Kawfakha.[2] It was named after Akiva Etinger, a chief of the Settlement Department in the Jewish Agency. In the late 1970s Amir Peretz was a member of the moshav.

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. pp. 119–121. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. Population 1944/45 500

External links

  • Nir Akiva Negev Information Centre
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