It is an amaist exclusively Haredi toun, wi a vera heich percentage o immigrants frae North Americae an Europe.
Kiryat Ye'arim is locatit approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) wast o Jerusalem, juist north o the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem heich-gate. Neighborin Kiryat Ye'arim tae the northeast is the Arab toun o Abu Ghosh.
Kiryat Ye'arim is atween 661.8 an 749.5 meters abuin sea level.
Kiryat Ye'arim (Toun o Forests) is named for a toun o the same name mentioned in the Bible in relation tae Keeng David's transport o the Ark o the Covenant tae Jerusalem. Here the Ark wis said tae hae restit for 20 years. David then removed it tae Jerusalem (I Chronicles 13, 5-8). There are those who believe that a nearbi tell is the remains o the biblical toun. Anither theory is that the biblical toun is the present Abu Ghosh. The name Telz-Stone wis in honor o American Greetings foonder-chairman Irving I. Stone, who gave generously in the veelage's foondin.
- "Local Authorities in Israel 2005, Publication #1295 - Municipality Profiles - Kiryat Ye'arim" (in Hebrew). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2008-02-16.