Shibolim

Shibolim
שִׁבֳּלִים, שיבולים
شيبوليم
Shibolim in the late 1980s
Shibolim in the late 1980s
Shibolim is located in Northwest Negev region of Israel
Shibolim
Shibolim
Coordinates: 31°23′45″N 34°36′28″E / 31.39583°N 34.60778°E / 31.39583; 34.60778Coordinates: 31°23′45″N 34°36′28″E / 31.39583°N 34.60778°E / 31.39583; 34.60778
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilSdot Negev
AffiliationHapoel HaMizrachi
Founded22 February 1952
Founded byKurdish and Persian Jews
Area
4,000 dunams (4 km2 or 2 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[1]
299
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)

Shibolim (Hebrew: שִׁבֳּלִים, lit. Ears) is a religious moshav in southern Israel. Located near Netivot and covering 4,000 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Sdot Negev Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 299.[1]

History

The village was established on 22 February 1952 by immigrants from Iran and Kurdistan, who had previously been living in Yakhini. It was initially named Sharsheret Bet, before adopting its current name, taken from the Tanakh. Notable residents include Eliezer Avtabi, a member of the Knesset for the National Religious Party.

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.

External links

  • Shibolim Negev Information Centre
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