Uza, Israel

Uza
עוזה‎
عوزا
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Uza is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Uza
Uza
Coordinates: 31°35′41″N 34°45′52″E / 31.59472°N 34.76444°E / 31.59472; 34.76444Coordinates: 31°35′41″N 34°45′52″E / 31.59472°N 34.76444°E / 31.59472; 34.76444
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilShafir
AffiliationHapoel HaMizrachi
Founded1950
Population
 (2019)[1]
429

Uza (Hebrew: עוזה, eng. Strength) is a religious moshav in southern Israel. Located in Hevel Lakhish around two kilometres south of Kiryat Gat and covering 1,000 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 429.[1]

History

The village was established in 1950 by Libyan Jews. Its name was taken from the biblical passage "Summon the might, O God, show the strength, O God, thou who hast wrought for us" (Psalms 68:28)."[2][3]

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.467, ISBN 965-220-186-3
  3. ^ Place Names in Israel. A Compendium of Place Names in Israel compiled from various sources. Translated from Hebrew, Jerusalem 1962 (Israel Prime Minister’s Office. The Israeli Program for Scientific Translations) p.140
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