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Netivot (Hebrew: נְתִיבוֹת‬) is a ceety in the Soothren Destrict in Israel. At the end o 2009 the ceety haed a total population o 26,700.[1] It wis foondit in 1956 as a development toun alang wi Sderot tae the north, an Ofakim tae the sooth. Netivot attracts a number o mainly Sephardi Jewish pilgrims, who come tae pray at the tomb o Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, a Moroccan-born tzaddik an kabbalist kent as the "Baba Sali" (dee'd 1984) who is buried there.[2]

Netivot Science an Technology Center.
The Ethiopian Jewish Synagogue.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae CBS, in 2001 the ethnic makeup o the ceety wis 99.9% Jewish an ither non-Arab, wi nae significant Arab population. There are 78 recent immigrants who are in their initial stages o absorption.

Accordin tae CBS, in 2001 there wur 10,500 males an 10,600 females. The population o the ceety wis spread oot wi 46.3% 19 years o age or younger, 16.2% atween 20 an 29, 17.6% atween 30 an 44, 10.4% frae 45 tae 59, 2.8% frae 60 tae 64, an 6.8% 65 years o age or aulder. The population growth rate in 2001 wis 3.9%.

The ceety is ranked law in the socioeconomic index (3 oot o 10)[3]

Income[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae CBS, as o 2000, in the ceety there wur 5,339 salaried wirkers an 382 are sel-employed. The mean monthly wage in 2000 for a salaried wirker in the ceety is ILS 3,410, a real chynge o 1.1% ower the course o 2000. Salaried males hae a mean monthly wage o ILS 4,482 (a real chynge o 6.5%) versus ILS 2,385 for females (a real chynge o -8.7%). The mean income for the sel-employed is 5,764. There are 445 fowk who receive unemployment benefits an 2,843 fowk who receive an income guarantee.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae CBS, there are 22 schuils an 4,243 students in the ceety. They are spread oot as 16 elementary schuils an 3,053 elementary schuil students, an 11 heich schuils an 1,190 heich schuil students. 43.1% o 12t grade students wur entitled tae a matriculation certificate in 2001.

Notable fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

In popular cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • "The Netivot Band" o Montreal, Canadae is named efter Netivot. They currently play Jewish pop cultur muisic at events in Montreal, maist notably the recent Israel Day celebration, in front o 12,000 fowk, at Phillips Square.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 2,000 Residents and Other Rural Population" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 30 Juin 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  2. "Negev town of Netivot transforms into South's nightlife hotspot". Haaretz. 17 October 2008. Retrieved 20 October 2008.
  3. http://www.cbs.gov.il/www/publications/local_authorities2003/pdf/t02.pdf

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 31°25′N 34°35′E / 31.417°N 34.583°E / 31.417; 34.583