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Coordinates: 33°0′22.31″N 35°12′52.2″E / 33.0061972°N 35.214500°E / 33.0061972; 35.214500Coordinates: 33°0′22.31″N 35°12′52.2″E / 33.0061972°N 35.214500°E / 33.0061972; 35.214500

Council Mateh Asher
Region Western Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1948
Founded by May 1st members

Ga'aton (Hebrew: גַּעְתּוֹן) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the western Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Asher Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 409.

It was founded by members of the "May 1st" gar'in of immigrants from Hungary. The name Ga'aton is taken from the Ga'aton River that passes nearby and flows through Nahariya into the Mediterranean Sea.

The kibbutz was established in October 1948 on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village named Khirbat Jiddin.[1][2]

Kibbutz Ga'aton is the home of the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC).[3] The company's dance groups participate in some 200 performances a year in Israel and overseas.[4]

One of the kibbutz industries is Yamaton Ltd., a joint venture with Kibbutz Ein Hamifratz. The company produces honeycomb paper products. [5]



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