Be'er Ya'akov

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Be'er Ya'akov
  • בְּאֵר יַעֲקֹב
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Bˀer Yaˁqob
 • An aa spelled Be'er Ya'aqov (offeecial)
Beer Yaakov pic01.jpg
Be'er Ya'akov is locatit in Israel
Be'er Ya'akov
Be'er Ya'akov
Coordinates: 31°56′33.14″N 34°50′1.5″E / 31.9425389°N 34.833750°E / 31.9425389; 34.833750Coordinates: 31°56′33.14″N 34°50′1.5″E / 31.9425389°N 34.833750°E / 31.9425389; 34.833750
Destrict Central
Foondit 1907
Govrenment
 • Teep Local cooncil (frae 1949)
 • Head of Municipality Nissim Gozlan
Aurie
 • Total 8.58 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Tot 18,401
Name meanin Jacob's well

Be'er Ya'akov (Ebreu: בְּאֵר יַעֲקֹב‬, lit. Jacob's Well) is a toun wi local cooncil status in the central Israel, near Ness Ziona an Rishon LeZion.

Be'er Ya'akov haes an aurie o 8,580 dunams (~8.6 km²).[2] In December 2006, it haed a population o 18,401 in 2015. Be'er Ya'akov wis foondit in 1907 bi Jewish immigrants frae Dagestan. In 1947, it haed a population o 400.[3] It achieved local cooncil status in 1949.

Be'er Ya'akov wis named efter Ya'akov Yitzhaki, a rabbi an Jewish pioneer.[4]

Durin the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, an till the Israeli capture o Ramla in Julie o 1948, Be'er Ya'akov wis in the frontline. The population at that time wis evacuatit an a new dounset, Be'er Shalom, wis established nearbi bi members o Kibbutz Buchenwald, the first pioneer trainin group formed in post-Warld War II Germany.[3][5]

Twa hospitals are locatit in Be'er Ya'akov: Asaf HaRofe Hospital (near Tzrifin), an Shmuel HaRofe Geriatric Hospital.

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Be'er Ya'akov is served bi the Be'er Ya'akov Railway Station, for trains on the Binyamina-Ashkelon line.

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  1. "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. "Local Authorities in Israel 2005, Publication #1295 - Municipality Profiles - Be'er Ya'akov" (PDF) (in Ebreu). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jewish National Fund (1949). Jewish Villages in Israel. Jerusalem: Hamadpis Liphshitz Press. p. 14. 
  4. HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999). Lexicon of the Land of Israel (in Ebreu). Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books. p. 76. ISBN 965-448-413-7. 
  5. Kibbutz Buchenwald, Judy Baumel