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Kiryat Yam
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu קִרְיַת יָם
 • ISO 259 Qiryat Yamm
Arabic transcription(s)
 • Arabic كريات يام

Kiryat Yam emblem
Kiryat Yam is located in Israel
Kiryat Yam
Kiryat Yam
Coordinates: 32°50′0″N 35°04′0″E / 32.83333°N 35.06667°E / 32.83333; 35.06667Coordinates: 32°50′0″N 35°04′0″E / 32.83333°N 35.06667°E / 32.83333; 35.06667
Destrict Haifa
Foondit 1945
 • Type Ceety
 • Heid o Municipality Shmuel Sisso
 • Tot 4,339 dunams (4.339 km2 or 1.675 sq mi)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Tot 36,800
Name meaning Sea Toun

Kiryat Yam (Ebreu: קִרְיַת יָם, lit. Sea Toun) is a toun in the Haifa Bay destrict o Israel, 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north o Haifa. Ane o a group o Haifa suburbs kent as the Krayot, it is locatit on the Mediterranean coast, atween Kiryat Haim an the Tzur Shalom industrial aurie, east o Kiryat Motzkin.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kiryat Yam, 1949

A lairge tract o land on the Haifa Bay wis purchased frae the Sursock family o Beirut bi the American Zion Commonwealth in 1925.[2] In 1928, the Bayside Land Corporation, a joint venture o the Palestine Economic Corporation an the Jewish National Fund, acquired 2,400 dunams o residential land in a deal relatit tae the biggin o the IPC ile pipeline.[3] Development of a residential area began in 1939,[4] and the first houses were completed in 1940.[3]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Psagot Yam neighborhuid

Kiryat Yam haes a population o 45,000 residents.[5] The northren aurie o the toun is hame tae mony immigrants frae the umwhile Soviet Union, North Africae an Ethiopie in which the municipality an its mayor Shmuel Sisso wirked tea build dozens o centers an hames tae help the immigrants settle. The ceety is ranked medium on the socio-economic scale.[6]

Schuils[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kiryat Yam haes 15 preschuils, aicht elementary schuils an 3 heich schuils (Rabin,Rodman & Levinson ) wi a student population o 10,000.

Israeli-Arab conflict[eedit | eedit soorce]

Durin the 2006 Lebanon War, Kiryat Yam wis hit bi Hezbollah rockets an suffered casualties an property damage.[7]

In Februar 2008, a Google Earth uiser addit an erroneous note that Kiryat Yam haed been built on the ruins o Arab Ghawarina, an abandoned Arab veelage. The toun filed a complaint wi the polis against Google for libel.[8][9]

Urban development[eedit | eedit soorce]

Urban development plans aimed at upgradin the auld Gimmel neighborhuid wur blocked bi Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, whose main weapons development plant borders Kiryat Yam.[10] In 2009, the Haifa Destrict plannin committee appruivit heich-rise construction for the neighborhuid, owerrulin Rafael's objections.[11]

Neighbourhuids[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Kiryat Yam (Dalet) - includin Almogim
  • Kiryat Yam (Gimmel) - built in the 1950s
  • Kiryat Yam (Bet)
  • Kiryat Yam (Alef)
  • Savyoney Yam
  • Psagot Yam & Bne Beitkha

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kiryat Yam is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "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. 
  2. Joseph B. Glass, From New Zion to Old Zion: American Jewish Immigration and Settlement in Palestine, 1917-1939(America-Holy Land Monographs, 2002), p192.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Glass, p236
  4. Palestine Post, May 12, 1939
  6. Local councils and municipalities, by socio-economic index, ranking and cluster membership
  7. Einav, Hagai (2006-08-05). "Western Galilee: 3 women killed in rocket attack". Ynetnews. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  8. Israeli town sues Google over claim it was built on Arab village Haaretz, 11 February 2008
  9. Glickman, Eitan; Shlomi, Ro'i (2008-02-11). "Kiryat Yam is Searching Google". Yedioth Ahronoth. 
  10. In Kiryat Yam, urban renewal program faces off with Rafael armaments
  11. Kiryat Yam renewal gets go-ahead
  12. "Makó külkapcsolatai – előtérben a kultúra és a gazdaságélénkítés |Makó". 2005-07-11. Retrieved 2009-05-05. [deid airtin]