Kiryat Ata

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Kiryat Ata
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu קִרְיַת אָתָא
 • ISO 259 Qiryat ʔataˀ
 • An aw spelt Qiryat Ata (official)
Kiryat Ata (unoffeecial)
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic كريات آتا
HaTzionut Boulevard

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Kiryat Ata is located in Israel
Kiryat Ata
Kiryat Ata
Coordinates: 32°48′N 35°06′E / 32.800°N 35.100°E / 32.800; 35.100
Destrict Haifa
Government
 • Type Ceety (frae 1969)
 • Heid o Municipality Yaakov Peretz
Area
 • Total 16,706 dunams (16.706 km2 or 6.450 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 50,700

Kiryat Ata (Ebreu: קִרְיַת אָתָא‎‎; an aa Qiryat Ata) is a ceety in the Haifa Destrict o Israel. Accordin tae the Israel Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS), at the end o 2009 the ceety haed a total population o 50,700.[1] It is an aa still kent bi its umwhile name o Kfar Ata (Ebreu: כְּפַר עָטָּה‎‎).

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Aircheological surveys at Khirbet Sharta in the northeast pairt o the ceety revealed traces o habitation datin tae the Bronze, Iron, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, an Mamluk eras.

In the early 20t century, the lands o the Arab veelage o Kofrita wur purchased bi a Warsaw releegious foondation named "Avodat Israel" through intermediaries in the American Zion Commonwealth. Avodat Israel foondit Kfar Ata in 1925, which wis renamed Kiryat Ata in 1965 when the veelage wis merged wi adjacent Kiryat Binyamin. Durin the 1929 riots the toun wus attacked an abandoned. A year later the residents returned an rebuilt the community. The toun wis kent for the Ata textile factory, established in 1934 bi Erich Moller. In 1969, Kiryat Ata wis declared a ceety.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Ata plant, which opened in 1934, became an icon o the Israeli textile industry. It suffered frae financial problems in the 1960s an closed doun in 1985.[2]

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kiryat Ata haes a Mediterranean climate wi hot, dry simmers an ceul an rainy winters. The hottest month is Julie an the coldest is Februar. Snawfaw is rare, but snaw wis recordit three times in the 20t century: in 1950, 1992 and 1999. Annual precipitation is approximately 524 millimeters (21 in).

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae CBS, in 2001 the ethnic makeup o the ceety wis 99.8% Jewish an ither non-Arab, athoot significant Arab population. See Population groups in Israel. Accordin tae CBS, in 2001 there wur 23,700 males an 24,900 females. The population o the ceety wis spread oot wi 31.4% 19 years o age or younger, 15.7% atween 20 an 29, 18.5% atween 30 an 44, 18.3% frae 45 tae 59, 4.1% frae 60 tae 64, an 11.9% 65 years o age or aulder. The population growth rate in 2001 wis 0.8%.

Income[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2000, there wur 17,236 salaried wirkers an 1,226 sel-employed. The mean monthly wage wis ILS 5,157. Salaried males haed a mean monthly wage o ILS 6,759 (a real chynge o 4.6%) versus ILS 3,456 for females (a real chynge o 2.7%). The mean income for the sel-employed wis 6,470. There wur 1,092 fowk who received unemployment benefits an 4,153 fowk who received an income guarantee.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 2000, there wur 20 schuils an 8,762 students in the ceety: 14 elementary schuils wi 4,899 students, an 11 heich schuils wi 3,863 students. 52.0% o 12t graders wur entitled tae a matriculation certificate in 2001.

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety's main fitbaa club, Maccabi Ironi Kiryat Ata, plays in Liga Leumit, the seicont tier o Israeli fitbaa. The local basketbaw club, Elitzur Kiryat Ata, are in Ligat HaAl, the top diveesion.

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Municipality wabsteid
  • (Ebreu)
Beit Fischer Ceety Museum