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This article is aboot the ceety in northren Israel. For the nearbi veelage, see Yokneam Moshava.
Ebreu transcription(s)
 • Ebreu יָקְנְעָם עילית
 • ISO 259 Yoqnˁamm ʕillit
 • Translit. Yokne'am Illit
 • An aw spelt Yoqneam Illit (official)
Yokneam Collage.jpg
Offeecial logo o 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
Destrict North
 • Teep Ceety (frae 18 December 2006)
 • Heid o Municipality Simon Alfasi
 • Tot 7,390 dunams (7.39 km2 or 2.85 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Tot 22,000
Wabsteid www.yoqneam.org.il

Yokneam Illit (Ebreu: יָקְנְעָם עילית), an aa Yoqne'am Illit an Jokneam Illit is a ceety sootheast o Haifa in northren Israel. It is locatit in a hilly region o the Lawer Galilee, bordered bi Heich-gate 70 an Munt Carmel. Yokneam Illit is at the base o the Carmel Muntains an owerleuks the Jezreel Valley, 21 kilometres (13 mi) frae Haifa an 80 kilometres (50 mi) frae Tel Aviv. Yokneam Illit haed a population o 18,600 at the end o 2007.[1] The ceety haes developed as a centre for heich 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 o 119 conquered ceeties bi Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III efter the victory in the Megiddo battle (1468 BC). Yokneam is mentioned in the Bible as a ceety o Levites athin the Israelite tribe o Zebulun (Joshua 12:1, 12:22, 19:10-11, 21:34). It is locatit near Megiddo (Armageddon). The Crusaders crieed Yokneam "Cain Mons", or "Muntain o Cain" in keepin wi the tradition that Cain, son o Adam (Genesis 4: 23-24), wis murthered at this steid. Yokneam wis populatit throughoot the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman/Byzantine, Arab, Crusaders, Mameluk, an Ottoman periods.

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

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Buildings in Yokneam Illit Hi-Tech park

Yokneam Illit is a "National Priority Area A" unner the Israeli Law for the Encouragement o Caipital Investment. Approved enterprises in Yokneam Illit enjoy the heichest level o tax benefits an 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 o activities broadened ower the years. In 1997, the facility doubled in size an three production lines wur instawed for baked guids such as crackers, biscuits, cookies an pretzels. Bamba, a popular Israeli snack fuid, is an aa produced in Yokneam. Mony Yokneam residents are employed at the plant, which wan awards frae the Cooncil for a Beautiful Israel for its attractive premises.[2]

Yokneam Illit haes attractit mony heich-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 ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Yokneam Illit is twinned wi:

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