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Giv'atayim
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu גִּבְעָתַיִם
 • ISO 259 Gibˁataym
 • An aw spelt Givatayim (official)
Givataim (unoffeecial)
Panorama o Giv'atayim

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Giv'atayim is located in Israel
Giv'atayim
Giv'atayim
Coordinates: 32°04′11″N 34°48′42″E / 32.06972°N 34.81167°E / 32.06972; 34.81167
Destrict Tel Aviv
Foondit 1922
Government
 • Type Ceety (frae 1959)
 • Heid o Municipality Reuven Ben-Shahar
Area
 • Total 3,211 dunams (3.211 km2 or 1.240 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 53,000
Name meaning Twa hills
Location of Giv'atayim in the Tel Aviv Destrict
Ceety hall

Giv'atayim (Ebreu: גִּבְעָתַיִם‎‎, lit. "twa hills") is a ceety in Israel east o Tel Aviv. It is pairt o the metropolitan aurie kent as Gush Dan. Givatayim wis established in 1922 bi pioneers o the Seicont Aliyah. It haes a population o 53,000.[1]

The name o the ceety comes frae the "twa hills" on which it wis established: Borochov Hill an Kozlovsky Hill. Kozlovsky is the heichest hill in the Gush Dan region at 85 meters abuin sea level. The ceety expandit in the 1930s so that the day it is actually situatit on 3 hills, Borochov, Kozlovsky an Rambam Hill.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Giv'atayim mall
Giv'atayim ceety an pairk

Archaeological ruins date settlement on the site o wha is nou Giv'atayim back tae the Calcolithic period. The modren toun wis foondit on Aprile 2, 1922 bi a group o 22 Seicont Aliyah pioneers led bi David Schneiderman. The group purchased 300 dunams (75 acres) o land on the ootskirts o Tel Aviv that became the Borochov neighborhuid, the first wirkers' neighborhuid in the country. It wis named for Dov Ber Borochov, foonder o the Poalei Zion wirkers' pairty. Later, anither 70 families joined the group, receivin smawer plots. The land wis purchased wi their private savins, but wis voluntarily transferred tae the Jewish Naitional Fund, which organized Jewish settlement at the time, in keepin wi the pioneers' socialist beliefs.[2]

Giv'atayim is creditit for a number o breakthroughs in the early Jewish settlement movement, includin establishin the first cooperative grocery store (Tzarkhaniya) [3] that still functioned in the same location intae the 1980s.

Ower time, mair neighborhuids developed: Sheinkin (1936), Givat Rambam (1933), Kiryat Yosef (1934) an Arlozorov (1936). Aw these neighborhuids wur merged tae form a local cooncil in August 1942. Giv'atayim wis declared a ceety in 1959.

Mayors[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Shimon Ben-Zvi (1941–1965)
  • Kuba Kraizman (1965–1978)
  • Yizhak Yaron (1978–1993)
  • Efi (Ephraim) Schtenzler (1993–2006)
  • Iris Avram, replaced the previous mayor due tae his early resignation (November 9, 2006–Januar 16, 2007)
  • Reuven Ben-Shahar (2007–)

Reuven Ben-Shahar (the current mayor) wis the first candidate frae Kadima that wan a ceety election an the first mayor in Giv'atayim that wisna frae the Israeli Labor Pairty

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin towns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Giv'atayim is twinned with:

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 2,000 Residents and Other Rural Population". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2010-30-06. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  2. Sadeh, Shuki (2008-07-10). "Land day". Haaretz. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  3. "Giv'atayim - Official Site (Hebrew)". givatayim.muni.il. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  4. "Givatayim". Harbin.gov.cn. 2007-03-15. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Coordinates: 32°04′11″N 34°48′42″E / 32.06972°N 34.81167°E / 32.06972; 34.81167