Shalva

Shalva
שלווה
شلفا
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Shalva is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Shalva
Shalva
Coordinates: 31°33′49″N 34°46′5″E / 31.56361°N 34.76806°E / 31.56361; 34.76806Coordinates: 31°33′49″N 34°46′5″E / 31.56361°N 34.76806°E / 31.56361; 34.76806
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilShafir
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1952
Founded byLibyan Jewish immigrants and refugees
Population
 (2019)[1]
503

Shalva (Hebrew: שַׁלְוָה, lit. Security) is a moshav shitufi in southern Israel. Located in the southern Shephelah near Kiryat Gat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 503.[1]

History

The moshav was founded in 1952 by Jewish immigrants and refugees mostly from Libya, although some immigrants from Tunisia also joined it. Its name is taken from the book of Psalms 122:7: "be ... security within your towers."[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.417, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)
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