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  • רְכָסִים
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Rkasim
 • Forby speltRechasim (unoffeecial)
Rekhasim is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°44′55.78″N 35°6′2.89″E / 32.7488278°N 35.1008028°E / 32.7488278; 35.1008028Coordinates: 32°44′55.78″N 35°6′2.89″E / 32.7488278°N 35.1008028°E / 32.7488278; 35.1008028
Destrict Haifa
 • TeepLocal cooncil (frae 1959)
 • Total2.859 km2 (1.104 sq mi)
 • Total9,200
 • Density3,200/km2 (8,300/sq mi)
Name meaninMuntain ranges

Rekhasim (Hebrew: רְכָסִים‬) is a toun (local cooncil) in the Haifa Destrict o Israel. It is locatit atween Kiryat Tiv'on, Kiryat Ata an Nesher, next tae roads 70, 75 an 762.

Its estimatit population at the end o 2009 wis 9,200,[1] an its jurisdiction wis 2,859 dunams (~2.9 km2). It is rankit law (2 oot o 10) on the Israeli socio-economic scale.[2]

History an name

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It wis namit efter a verse in the Beuk o Isaiah (Isaiah 40:4), acause the toun is locatit on 4 hill ranges. It wis foondit in 1951 bi released sodgers an residents o nearbi ma'abarot.[3]


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Rekhasim lees on fower hills near Munt Carmel, labelled wi Ebreu letters (Hill Alef, Bet, Gimel an Dalet). It borders twa veelages in the Zvulun Regional Cooncil: the Jewish Kfar Hasidim an Arab Ibtin.

Its lawest elevation is anerlie 19.8 m (65 ft) abuin sea level, while the heichest is at 193.6 m (635 ft). The average temperatur in Januar is 11 °C (52 °F), an 27 °C (81 °F) in August. The average annual precipitation is 650 mm (26 in).[2]


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  1. a b "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. a b "Local Authorities in Israel 2005, Publication #1295 - Municipality Profiles - Rekhasim" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 Februar 2008. (in Ebreu)
  3. HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999). Lexicon of the Land of Israel (in Hebrew). Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books. p. 868. ISBN 965-448-413-7.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)