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Migdal HaEmek

  • מִגְדַּל הָעֶמֶק
  • مجدال هعيمق/مغدال هعيمق
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Migdal ha ʕemq
 • An aa spelledMigdal HaEmeq (offeecial)
Official logo of Migdal HaEmek
Migdal HaEmek is located in Israel
Migdal HaEmek
Migdal HaEmek
Coordinates: 32°40′17″N 35°14′26″E / 32.67139°N 35.24056°E / 32.67139; 35.24056Coordinates: 32°40′17″N 35°14′26″E / 32.67139°N 35.24056°E / 32.67139; 35.24056
 • TeepCeety
 • MayorElyahu Barda
 • Total7.637 km2 (2.949 sq mi)
 • Total24,800
 • Density3,200/km2 (8,400/sq mi)
Name meaninTouer o the valley

Migdal HaEmek (Hebrew: מִגְדַּל הָעֶמֶק‬, an aa offeecially spelt Migdal HaEmeq, Arabic: مجدال هعيمق‎) is a ceety in the North Destrict o Israel. Accordin tae the Israel Central Bureau o Statistics (CBS), at the end o 2007 the ceety haed a tot population o 24,800.[1] Thare is a touer tae the north-east, abuin the toun.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Migdal HaEmek began in 1953 as a ma'abara, afore becomin a development toun. The oreeginal site o the ma'abara wis wast o the current site, at Shimron hill. Migdal HaEmek is biggit on the land o the depopulatit Arab veelage o Al-Mujaydil.[2]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae CBS, in 2001 the ethnic makeup o the ceety wis aw Jewish an ither non-Arabs, athoot significant Arab population. Thare are 147 immigrants.[3]

Accordin tae CBS, in 2001 thare wur 11,900 males an 12,200 females. The population o the ceety wis spread oot wi 36.3% 19 years o age or younger, 15.6% atween 20 an 29, 18.1% atween 30 an 44, 15.8% frae 45 tae 59, 3.4% frae 60 tae 64, an 10.7% 65 years o age or aulder. The population growth rate in 2001 wis 0.9%. Mair recently the Jewish Agency estimatit Migdal HaEmek's population at 28,000, amsist hauf o which are foreign born. Residents, baith foreign-born an native Israelis, are primarily frae Roushie, the Caucasus, Ethiopie, Morocco, Iraq an a sma group frae Sooth Americae.

Hauf o Migdal HaEmek's population is releegious, a lairge portion o which are Ultra Orthodox thanks tae the wirk o the chief rabbi o the ceety an 2004 Israel Prize winner Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman. He wan the prize for his social service wirk an ootreach youth programs in the ceety.

Income[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae CBS, as o 2000, in the ceety thare wur 8,379 salaried wirkers an 418 are self-employed. The mean monthly wage in 2000 for a salaried wirker in the ceety is ILS 4,351, a real chynge o 5.7% ower the course o 2000. Salaried males hae a mean monthly wage o ILS 5,570 (a real chynge o 5.9%) versus ILS 3,144 for females (a real chynge o 3.2%). The mean income for the sel-employed is 5,938. Thare are 646 fowk who receive unemployment benefits an 2,814 fowk who receive an income guarantee.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae CBS, thare are 22 schools an 5,777 students in the ceety. Thay are spread oot as 13 elementary schools an 2,995 elementary schuil students, an 2 hie schools, an 2,782 hie schuil students. 47.8% o 12t grade students qualified for a matriculation certificate in 2001.

Migdal HaEmek is an aa hame tae the Jewish University, a lairge yeshiva that hooses mair nor 300 students frae aroond the warld.

Industry[eedit | eedit soorce]

Migdal HaEmek is kent as "The Silicon Valley o Israel". Mony heichtech Israeli an global heich tech companies are locatit in three industrial pairks. Amang the companies: Touer Semiconductors (foondry) , RSL (Control an Diagnostic solutions for defence an commercial applications ), KLA-Tencor (inspection tuils), CI seestems (electro-optical test seestems, non contact temperature sensors an wet chemistry analyzers), Nilit (Nylon for textile industry an thermoplastics for industrial an commercial applications), Vishay (discrete an passive semiconductors components) an mony mair.

Volunteers[eedit | eedit soorce]

Ivery year volunteers frae Habonim Dror come tae Migdal HaEmek tae volunteer in the community. teepically these roles include members o Kvutsat Yovel, an involve teachin in primary an seicontary schools, an wirking wi local Magen David Adom units.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 1,000 Residents and Other Rural Population" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 30 Juin 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2008.
  2. Khalidi (1992), p 350
  3. See Population groups in Israel

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