Binyamina-Giv'at Ada

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Binyamina-Giv'at Ada
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu בנימינה-גבעת עדה
 • ISO 259 Binyamína - Gibˁat ʕada
Binyamina-Giv'at Ada is located in Israel
Binyamina-Giv'at Ada
Binyamina-Giv'at Ada
Coordinates: 32°31′20″N 34°56′42″E / 32.52222°N 34.94500°E / 32.52222; 34.94500
Destrict Haifa
Foondit 2003 - merger
Government
 • Type Local cooncil
 • Heid o Municipality Ori Disatnik
Area
 • Total 25,718 dunams (25.7 km2 or 9.9 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 10,200

Binyamina-Giv'at Ada (Ebreu: בִּנְיָמִינָה‎‎) is a toun in the Haifa Destrict o Israel. It is the result o the 2003 merger atween the twa local cooncils o Binyamina an Giv'at Ada. Accordin tae the Israel Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS), the population o Binyamina-Giv'at Ada wis 12,000 at the end o 2009.[1] Prior tae the merger, the population o Binyamina wis 6,600.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Binyamina[eedit | eedit soorce]

Binyamina wis foondit in 1922 an named efter the Baron Edmond Benjamin James de Rothschild. Accordin tae the Jewish National Fund, Binyamina wis foondit on PICA land bi members o the Third Aliyah. The oreeginal economy o the veelage wis citrus-based. In 1947, Binyamina haed a population o 2000.[2]

Givat Ada[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pioneer women doing laundry in Binyamina, 1930

Givat Ada, named for Baron Edmond James de Rothschild's 's wife Adelaid (Ada), wis established in 1903 bi aicht families frae Zichron Ya'akov.[3] Givat Ada wis established as an agricultural settlement. The main fermin branches wur field crops an vegetables, an later, grapes.[3]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Tishbi Winery, foondit bi Jonathan Tishbi, wis established in Binyamina in 1985. The winery nou produces ane million bottles annually.[4] Plans hae been drawn up tae build a 150-acre (0.61 km2) wine pairk on the slopes atween Binyamina an Zichron Ya'akov tae promote wine tourism in Israel.[5]

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The busy Israel Railways Binyamina Railway Station is the last stop on the Binyamina-Tel Aviv suburban line an a transfer point on the Tel Aviv-Haifa interceety line which makes it a transportation hub for the aurie. A direct non-stop train frae Binyamina reaches Tel Aviv or Haifa in 30 minutes.

Notable residents[eedit | eedit soorce]

Binyamina is the birthplace o the Israeli sangwriter Ehud Manor,[6] an is referenced in a number o his sangs. It is an aa the birthplace o umwhile Israeli Prime Meenister Ehud Olmert.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. CBS statistics
  2. Jewish National Fund (1949). Jewish Villages in Israel. Jerusalem: Hamadpis Liphshitz Press. p. 24. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Women on the Map
  4. Wine and Spirits / Family fortune
  5. "Israel seeks to become wine tourism destination". Globes. 2008-01-17. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  6. "Ha'aretz Online: Thousands attend funeral of lyricist". Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  7. Choose your family, Haaretz

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