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  • יָקְנְעָם עילית
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Yoqnˁamm ʕillit
 • Transleet.Yokne'am Illit
 • An aa spelledYoqneam Illit (offeecial)
Official logo of Yokneam
Yokneam is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°39′34″N 35°06′36″E / 32.65944°N 35.11000°E / 32.65944; 35.11000Coordinates: 32°39′34″N 35°06′36″E / 32.65944°N 35.11000°E / 32.65944; 35.11000
 • TeepCeety (frae 18 December 2006)
 • MayorSimon Alfasi
 • Total7.39 km2 (2.85 sq mi)
 • Total22,000
 • Density3,000/km2 (7,700/sq mi)

Yokneam Illit (Hebrew יוקנעם עלית), Yoqne'am Illit and Jokneam Illit is a city southeast of Haifa in northren Israel. It is locatit in a hilly region o the Lower Galilee, bordered bi Haifa and Mount Carmel. Yokneam Illit is at the base o the Carmel Mountains an overlooks the Jezreel Valley, 21 kilometres (13 mi) frae Haifa an 80 kilometres (50 mi) frae Tel Aviv. Yokneam Illit haed a population of 18,600 at the end of 2007.[1] The city haes developed as a centre for Hi-Tech businesses, due tae its proximity tae the Technion in eastren Haifa.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

View o Yokneam Illit, frae the Carmel Muntains

Yokneam appears in the leet of 119 conquered cities bi Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III efter the victory in the Megiddo battle (1468 BC). Yokneam is mentioned in the Bible as a city of Levites within the Israelite tribe of Zebulun (Joshua 12:22, 19:10-11, 21:34, 1 Kings 4:12). It is locatit near Megiddo (Armageddon). The Crusaders cried Yokneam "Cain Mons", or "Mountain of Cain" in keepin wi the tradeetion that Cain, son of Adam (Genesis 4: 23-24), wis murdered at this site. Yokneam wis populated throughout the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman/Byzantine, Arab, Crusaders, Mameluk, an Ottoman periods.

Yokneam wis then the site of Palestinian veelage named Qira, which wis depopulated in the lead up tae the 1948 Arab–Israeli war. Efter the establishment o the State of Israel, it wis settled bi Jewish immigrants frae North Africae. It achieved local council status in 1967 and municipal status on December 18, 2006.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Buildings in Yokneam Illit Hi-Tech pairk

Yokneam Illit is a "National Priority Area A" unner the Israeli Law for the Encouragement of Capital Investment. Approved enterprises in Yokneam Illit enjoy the heichest level of tax benefits and investment grants. In addition, companies relocatin tae the region can apply for concessions in local taxes ower a three year period frae the Yokneam Illit Local Authority.

Osem established a plant in Yokneam in 1974. Initially, the plant produced mainly pasta products, but the scope of activities broadened ower the years. In 1997, the facility doubled in size and three production lines war installed for baked goods such as crackers, biscuits, cookies and pretzels. Bamba, a popular Israeli snack fuid, is produced in Yokneam. Mony Yokneam residents are employed at the plant, which won awairds frae the Council for a Beautiful Israel for its attractive premises.[2]

Yokneam Illit haes attracted mony Hi-tech companies, amang them Intel, Medtronic, Given Imaging, Naiot Venture Accelerator, Mellanox Technologies, Marvell, Soltam Systems an Lumenis.

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Twin towns — Sister cities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Yokneam Illit is twinned wi:

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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. "About Osem". Archived frae the original on 17 Julie 2007. Retrieved 23 Mey 2011.

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