Kiryat Malakhi

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Kiryat Malakhi (Ebreu: קִרְיַת מַלְאָכִי‎‎, an aa Qiryat Malakhi or Kiryat Malachi) is a ceety cooncil-govrened municipality in Israel's Soothren Destrict, 17 kilometres (11 mi) frae Ashkelon. Accordin tae the Israel Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS), at the end o 2009 the ceety haed a total population o 20,600.[1] Its jurisdiction is 4,632 dunams (~4.6 km²). Moshe Katsav, the aicht Preses o Israel, wis a past mayor o Kiryat Malakhi.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kiryat Malakhi, literally "Ceety o Angels", wis established in 1951 as a ma'abara, or tent ceety, tae hoose the masses o Jewish immigrants who arrived durin the early days o the state, mony o them pairt o the Jewish exodus frae Arab lands. The name wis chosen tae honor the Jewish community o Los Angeles, Californie, which contributit hintle o the fundin for its establishment.[2] It later became ane o several development touns in the Negev.

Moshe Katsav wis electit mayor in 1969 at the age o 24. His younger brither, Lior Katsav, wis an aa mayor o Kiryat Malakhi, whilst Yosef Vanunu held the post frae 1981 till the 1990s. The current mayor is Motti Malka.[3]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

The arrival o new immigrants frae the umwhile Soviet Union an frae Ethiopie in recent years haes increased the population o Kiryat Malakhi bi 40 percent. Some 22,000 fowk nou live in the ceety.[4]

Income[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae CBS figures for 2000, there wur 5,692 salaried wirkers an 458 sel-employed fowk in Kiryat Malakhi. The mean monthly wage for a salaried wirker wis 3,513 shekels, a real chynge o -3.4% ower the course o 2000. Salaried men earned an average o 4,558 shekels (a real chynge o -3.1%) compared tae 2,405 shekels for females (a real chynge o -4.9%). The mean income for the sel-employed wis 5,471. There wur 472 fowk receivin unemployment benefits an 3,301 fowk eligible for income supplements.

There is a 1000 seatit fitbaa stadium named "Teddy Arena". The club Maccabi Kiryat Malakhi plays there.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kiryat Malakhi's main transportation hub is Malakhi Junction (an aa kent as Qastina, efter the pre-state Arab veelage that wis locatit here).

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae CBS, there are 15 schuils an 4,909 students in the ceety. They are spread oot as 10 elementary schuils an 2,867 elementary schuil students, an 9 heich schuils an 2,042 heich schuil students. 47.9% o 12t grade students wur entitled tae a matriculation certificate in 2001.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns - sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kiryat Malakhi is twinned wi:

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