|• Ebreu||מִגְדַּל הָעֶמֶק|
|• ISO 259||Migdal ha ʕemq|
|• An aw spelt||Migdal HaEmeq (official)|
|• Arabic||مجدال هعيمق/مغدال هعيمق|
|• Heid o Municipality||Elyahu Barda|
|• Total||7,637 dunams (7.637 km2 or 2.949 sq mi)|
|Name meaning||Touer o the valley|
Migdal HaEmek (Ebreu: מִגְדַּל הָעֶמֶק, an aa offeecially spelt Migdal HaEmeq, Arabic: مجدال هعيمق) is a ceety in the North Destrict o Israel. Accordin tae the Israel Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS), at the end o 2007 the ceety haed a total population o 24,800. There is a touer tae the north-east, abuin the toun.
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History[eedit | eedit soorce]
Migdal HaEmek began in 1953 as a ma'abara, afore becomin a development toun. The oreeginal site o the ma'abara wis wast o the current site, at Shimron hill. Migdal HaEmek is built on the land o the depopulatit Arab veelage o Al-Mujaydil.
Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]
Accordin tae CBS, in 2001 there wur 11,900 males an 12,200 females. The population o the ceety wis spread oot wi 36.3% 19 years o age or younger, 15.6% atween 20 an 29, 18.1% atween 30 an 44, 15.8% frae 45 tae 59, 3.4% frae 60 tae 64, an 10.7% 65 years o age or aulder. The population growth rate in 2001 wis 0.9%. Mair recently the Jewish Agency estimated Migdal HaEmek's population at 28,000, amsist hauf o which are foreign born. Residents, baith foreign-born an native Israelis, are primarily frae Roushie, the Caucasus, Ethiopie, Morocco, Iraq an a sma group frae Sooth Americae.
Hauf o Migdal HaEmek's population is releegious, a lairge portion o which are Ultra Orthodox thanks tae the wirk o the chief rabbi o the ceety an 2004 Israel Prize winner Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman. He wan the prize for his social service wirk an ootreach youth programs in the ceety.
Income[eedit | eedit soorce]
Accordin tae CBS, as o 2000, in the ceety there wur 8,379 salaried wirkers an 418 are self-employed. The mean monthly wage in 2000 for a salaried wirker in the ceety is ILS 4,351, a real chynge o 5.7% ower the course o 2000. Salaried males hae a mean monthly wage o ILS 5,570 (a real chynge o 5.9%) versus ILS 3,144 for females (a real chynge o 3.2%). The mean income for the sel-employed is 5,938. There are 646 fowk who receive unemployment benefits an 2,814 fowk who receive an income guarantee.
Education[eedit | eedit soorce]
Accordin tae CBS, there are 22 schools an 5,777 students in the ceety. They are spread oot as 13 elementary schools an 2,995 elementary school students, an 2 hie schools, an 2,782 hie school students. 47.8% o 12t grade students qualified for a matriculation certificate in 2001.
Industry[eedit | eedit soorce]
Migdal HaEmek is kent as "The Silicon Valley o Israel". Mony heichtech Israeli an global heich tech companies are locatit in three industrial pairks. Amang the companies: Tower Semiconductors (foondry) , RSL (Control an Diagnostic solutions for defence an commercial applications ), KLA-Tencor (inspection tuils), CI Systems (electro-optical test systems, non contact temperature sensors an wet chemistry analyzers), Nilit (Nylon for textile industry an thermoplastics for industrial an commercial applications), Vishay (discrete an passive semiconductors components) an mony mair.
Volunteers[eedit | eedit soorce]
Ivery year volunteers frae Habonim Dror come tae Migdal HaEmek tae volunteer in the community. Typically these roles include members o Kvutsat Yovel, an involve teachin in primary an seicontary schools, an wirking wi local Magen David Adom units.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 1,000 Residents and Other Rural Population". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008-06-30. Retrieved 2008-10-18.
- Khalidi (1992), p 350
- See Population groups in Israel
Bibliography[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. ISBN 0-88728-224-5