Mateh Yehuda Regional Cooncil

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Mateh Yehuda Regional Council (Ebreu: מועצה אזורית מטה יהודה‎, Mo'atza Azorit Mateh Yehuda) is a regional council in the Jerusalem Destrict o Israel. In 2008 it wis hame tae 36,200 fowk.

The name o the regional cooncil stems frae the fact that its territory wis pairt o the land allottit tae the Tribe o Judah, accordin tae the Bible.

Places an communities[eedit | eedit soorce]

The regional cooncil admeenisters moshavim, kibbutzim, Arab veelages an ither rural settlements that lie tae the north an sooth o Jerusalem-Tel Aviv heich-gate, frae Jerusalem tae Latrun an up tae aurie o Beit Shemesh (Ha'ela Valley) in the Sooth.

The settlements vary greatly in their character. There are releegious, secular an mixed Jewish communities, twa Arab communities, an the anerlie mixed Arab-Jewish veelage in Israel - Neve Shalom. Mony o the Jewish communities in the Mateh Yehuda destrict wur established bi immigrants frae Indie, Yemen, Iraq, Iran an kintras in Eastren Europe.

Leet o veelages[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main tourist activities in the area are mountain hiking and biking. Other attractions include the Avshalom stalactites cave, natural water springs, historical synagogues and goat cheese farms.

Pairtnerships[eedit | eedit soorce]

The regional cooncil haes sister ceety-like pairtnerships wi these municipalities:

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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Coordinates: 31°45′N 34°53′E / 31.750°N 34.883°E / 31.750; 34.883