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Kiryat Mal'akhi

  • קִרְיַת מַלְאָכִי
  • قرية ملأكي
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Qiryat Malˀaki
 • Forby speltQiryat Mal'akhi (offeecial)
Kiryat Malachi (unoffeecial)
Official logo of Kiryat Mal'akhi
Emblem o Kiryat Malakhi
Kiryat Mal'akhi is located in Israel
Kiryat Mal'akhi
Kiryat Mal'akhi
Coordinates: 31°44′N 34°44′E / 31.733°N 34.733°E / 31.733; 34.733Coordinates: 31°44′N 34°44′E / 31.733°N 34.733°E / 31.733; 34.733
 • TeepCeety (frae 1998)
 • MayorEliyahu Zohar
 • Total4.632 km2 (1.788 sq mi)
 • Total21,551
 • Density4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Name meaninCeity o Angels

Kiryat Malakhi (Hebrew: קִרְיַת מַלְאָכִי‬, Qiryat Malakhi or Kiryat Malachi an aw) is a ceity cooncil-govrened municipality in Israel's Soothren Destrict, 17 kilometres (11 mi) frae Ashkelon. In 2015 it haed a population o 21,551. Its jurisdiction is 4,632 dunams (~4.6 km²). Moshe Katsav, the aicht Preses o Israel, wis a past mayor o Kiryat Malakhi.


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Kiryat Malakhi, literally "Ceity o Angels", wis established in 1951 as a ma'abara, or tent ceity, tae hoose the masses o Jewish immigrants who arrived durin the early days o the state, mony o them pairt o the Jewish exodus frae Arab lands. The name wis chosen tae honor the Jewish community o Los Angeles, Californie, which contributit hintle o the fundin for its establishment.[2] It later became ane o several development touns in the Negev.

Moshe Katsav wis electit mayor in 1969 at the age o 24. His younger brither, Lior Katsav, wis mayor o Kiryat Malakhi an aw, whilst Yosef Vanunu held the post frae 1981 till the 1990s. The current mayor is Motti Malka.[3]


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The arrival o new immigrants frae the umwhile Soviet Union an frae Ethiopie in recent years haes increased the population o Kiryat Malakhi bi 40 percent. Some 22,000 fowk nou live in the ceity.[4]

Accordin tae CBS figures for 2000, there wur 5,692 salaried wirkers an 458 sel-employed fowk in Kiryat Malakhi. The mean monthly wage for a salaried wirker wis 3,513 shekels, a real chynge o -3.4% ower the course o 2000. Salaried men earned an average o 4,558 shekels (a real chynge o -3.1%) compared tae 2,405 shekels for females (a real chynge o -4.9%). The mean income for the sel-employed wis 5,471. There wur 472 fowk receivin unemployment benefits an 3,301 fowk eligible for income supplements.

There is a 1000 seatit fitbaa stadium named "Teddy Arena". The club Maccabi Kiryat Malakhi plays there.


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Kiryat Malakhi's main transportation hub is Malakhi Junction (kent as Qastina an aw, efter the pre-state Arab veelage that wis locatit here).


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Accordin tae CBS, there are 15 schuils an 4,909 students in the ceity. They are spread oot as 10 elementary schuils an 2,867 elementary schuil students, an 9 heich schuils an 2,042 heich schuil students. 47.9% o 12t grade students wur entitled tae a matriculation certificate in 2001.

Internaitional relations

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Twin touns - sister ceities

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Kiryat Malakhi is twinned wi:


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  1. "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  2. Derfner, Larry (19 October 2006). "The Boy Next Door". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 20 October 2008.
  3. "KKL-JNF Celebrates World Environment Day". Jewish National Fund. Archived frae the original on 1 Julie 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2008.
  4. "Overseas Supplemental Giving/IEF". United Jewish Communities. Archived frae the original on 21 Mey 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2008.
  5. "Piatra Neamţ - Twin Towns". © 2007-2008 Piatra-Neamt.net. Archived frae the original on 16 November 2009. Retrieved 27 September 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)

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