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Tamra
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu טַמְרָה, תַמְרָה
 • ISO 259 Ṭámra, Támra
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic طمرة
Tamra is located in Israel
Tamra
Tamra
Coordinates: 32°51′12.56″N 35°11′52.36″E / 32.8534889°N 35.1978778°E / 32.8534889; 35.1978778Coordinates: 32°51′12.56″N 35°11′52.36″E / 32.8534889°N 35.1978778°E / 32.8534889; 35.1978778
Destrict North
Government
 • Type Ceety (frae 1996)
Area
 • Total 29,259 dunams (29.259 km2 or 11.297 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 27,300
Name meaning "Date Palm"

Tamra (Arabic: طمرة‎, Ebreu: טַמְרָה‎‎ or תַמְרָה) is an Israeli Arab ceety in the North Destrict o Israel locatit in the Lower Galilee 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north o the ceety o Shefa-'Amr an approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) east o Akko (Acre). The name Tamra means date palm in Arabic. It is a common ceety name throughoot the Arab warld.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tamra wis captured bi Israeli forces frae the Arab Liberation Airmy an the Sirie Airmy in 1948 Arab-Israeli War as a part of Operation Dekel. The ceety grew rapidly in the period o Israel's first years as a naition due tae the influx o Palestinian refugees frae destroyed nearbi villages such as al-Birwa or al-Damun. Lairge percantages o the ceety's farming land wis confiscatit bi Israeli authorities an allocatit tae farmin cooperatives an nearbi Jewish settlement touns such as Mitzpe Aviv. Tamra achieved local cooncil status in 1956 an wis declared a ceety in 1996.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the Israel Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS), at the end o 2007 the ceety haed a total population o 27,300.[1] In 2001, the ethnic makeup o the ceety wis aw Arab (99.6% Muslim), wi nae significant Jewish population. See Population groups in Israel.

Accordin tae CBS, in 2001 there wur 11,900 males an 11,400 females. The population o the ceety wis spread oot wi 48.5% 19 years o age or younger, 18.0% atween 20 an 29, 19.7% atween 30 an 44, 9.0% frae 45 tae 59, 1.6% frae 60 tae 64, an 3.0% 65 years o age or aulder. The population growth rate in 2001 wis 3.3% an 2005 haed dropped tae 2.5%.[1]

Income[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae CBS, as o 2000, in the ceety there wur 3,908 salaried wirkers an 375 are self-employed. The mean monthly wage in 2000 for a salaried wirker in the ceety is ILS 2,887, a real chynge o -2.2% ower the course o 2000. Salaried males hae a mean monthly wage o ILS 3,358 (nae real chynge) versus ILS 1,977 for females (a real chynge o -7.6%). The mean income for the sel-employed is 4,763. There are 445 fowk who receive unemployment benefits an 5,290 fowk who receive an income guarantee.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae CBS, there are 13 schools an 5,779 students in the ceety. They are spread oot as 9 elementary schools an 4000 elementary school students, an 2 hie schools an 2,324 hie school students. 54.6% o 12th grade students wur entitled tae a matriculation certificate in 2001.

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety's main fitbaa team, Hapoel Bnei Tamra currently play in Liga Artzit, the third tier o Israeli fitbaa, haein been promotit frae Liga Alef in 2006. Minor clubs Hapoel Tamra an Maccabi Tamra play in Liga Bet, the fift tier.

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Coordinates: 32°51′12.56″N 35°11′52.36″E / 32.8534889°N 35.1978778°E / 32.8534889; 35.1978778{{#coordinates:}}: cannot have more than one primary tag per page