Rekhasim

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Rekhasim
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu רְכָסִים
 • ISO 259 Rkasim
 • An aw spelt Rechasim (unoffeecial)
Rekhasim is located in Israel
Rekhasim
Rekhasim
Coordinates: 32°44′55.78″N 35°6′2.89″E / 32.7488278°N 35.1008028°E / 32.7488278; 35.1008028
Destrict Haifa
Foondit 1951
Government
 • Type Local cooncil (frae 1959)
Area
 • Total 2,859 dunams (2.859 km2 or 1.104 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 9,200
Name meaning Muntain ranges

Rekhasim (Ebreu: רְכָסִים‎‎) is a toun (local cooncil) in the Haifa Destrict o Israel. It is locatit atween Kiryat Tiv'on, Kiryat Ata and Nesher, next tae roads 70, 75 an 762.

Its estimatit population at the end o 2009 wis 9,200,[1] an its jurisdiction wis 2,859 dunams (~2.9 km2). It is rankit law (2 oot o 10) on the Israeli socio-economic scale.[2]

History an name[eedit | eedit soorce]

It wis namit efter a verse in the Beuk o Isaiah (Isaiah 40:4), acause the toun is locatit on 4 hill ranges. It wis foondit in 1951 bi released sodgers an residents o nearbi ma'abarot.[3]

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Rekhasim lees on fower hills near Munt Carmel, labelled wi Ebreu letters (Hill Alef, Bet, Gimel an Dalet). It borders twa veelages in the Zvulun Regional Cooncil: the Jewish Kfar Hasidim an Arab Ibtin.

Its lawest elevation is anerlie 19.8 m (65 ft) abuin sea level, while the heichest is at 193.6 m (635 ft). The average temperatur in Januar is 11 °C (52 °F), an 27 °C (81 °F) in August. The average annual precipitation is 650 mm (26 in).[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 2,000 Residents and Other Rural Population". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Local Authorities in Israel 2005, Publication #1295 - Municipality Profiles - Rekhasim". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2008-02-16.  (Ebreu)
  3. HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999). Lexicon of the Land of Israel (in Hebrew). Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books. p. 868. ISBN 965-448-413-7.