|• Ebreu||יָקְנְעָם עילית|
|• ISO 259||Yoqnˁamm ʕillit|
|• Translit.||Yokne'am Illit|
|• An aw spelt||Yoqneam Illit (official)|
|• Type||Ceety (frae 18 December 2006)|
|• Heid o Municipality||Simon Alfasi|
|• Total||7,390 dunams (7.39 km2 or 2.85 sq mi)|
Yokneam Illit (Ebreu: יָקְנְעָם עילית), an aa Yoqne'am Illit an Jokneam Illit is a ceety sootheast o Haifa in northren Israel. It is locatit in a hilly region o the Lawer Galilee, bordered bi Heich-gate 70 an Munt Carmel. Yokneam Illit is at the base o the Carmel Muntains an owerleuks the Jezreel Valley, 21 kilometres (13 mi) frae Haifa an 80 kilometres (50 mi) frae Tel Aviv. Yokneam Illit haed a population o 18,600 at the end o 2007. The ceety haes developed as a centre for heich tech businesses, due tae its proximity tae the Technion in eastren Haifa.
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History[edit | edit source]
Yokneam appears in the leet o 119 conquered ceeties bi Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III efter the victory in the Megiddo battle (1468 BC). Yokenam is mentioned in the Bible as a ceety o Levites athin the Israelite tribe o Zebulun (Joshua 12:1, 12:22, 19:10-11, 21:34). It is locatit near Megiddo (Armageddon). The Crusaders crieed Yokneam "Cain Mons", or "Muntain o Cain" in keepin wi the tradition that Cain, son o Adam (Genesis 4: 23-24), wis murthered at this steid. Yokneam wis populatit throughoot the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman/Byzantine, Arab, Crusaders, Mameluk, an Ottoman periods.
Yokneam wis then the steid o Palestinian veelage named Qira, depopulatit in the lead up tae the 1948 Arab–Israeli war. Efter the establishment o the State o Israel, it wis settled bi Jewish immigrants frae North Africae. It achieved local coocil status in 1967 an municipal status on December 18, 2006.
Economy[edit | edit source]
Yokneam Illit is a "National Priority Area A" unner the Israeli Law for the Encouragement o Caipital Investment. Approved enterprises in Yokneam Illit enjoy the heichest level o tax benefits an investment grants. In addition, companies relocatin tae the region can apply for concessions in local taxes ower a three year period frae the Yokneam Illit Local Authority.
Osem established a plant in Yokneam in 1974. Initially, the plant produced mainly pasta products, but the scope o activities broadened ower the years. In 1997, the facility doubled in size an three production lines wur instawed for baked guids such as crackers, biscuits, cookies an pretzels. Bamba, a popular Israeli snack fuid, is an aa produced in Yokneam. Mony Yokneam residents are employed at the plant, which wan awards frae the Cooncil for a Beautiful Israel for its attractive premises.
Internaitional relations[edit | edit source]
Twin towns — Sister ceeties[edit | edit source]
Yokneam Illit is twinned wi:
See an aa[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "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.
- About Osem
Freemit airtins[edit | edit source]
- Partnership 2000 Yokneam-Megiddo
- Regional Development Unit for Yokneam-Megiddo
- Population figures from the Israel Central Bureau o Statistics
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