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Kiryat Motzkin

Kiryat Motzkin
  • קִרְיַת מוֹצְקִין
  • كريات موصقين
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Qiryat Móçqin (Motzkin)
 • Also spelled Kiryat Motzkin (unofficial)
Official logo of Kiryat Motzkin
Kiryat Motzkin is located in Israel
Kiryat Motzkin
District Haifa
Founded 1934
 • Type City
 • Mayor Haim Zuri
 • Total 3,778 dunams (3.778 km2 or 1.459 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 46,600

Kiryat Motzkin (First Zionist Congress in 1897. The mayor of the city is Haim Zuri.


  • History 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Income 3
  • Education 4
  • International Relations 5
    • Twin towns – sister cities 5.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Kiryat Motzkin was founded in 1934 as a Ma'abarah (refugee camp for Mizrahim), on a sandy patch of land between the railroad tracks and the Haifa-Acre road. [2]


According to CBS, in 2006 the ethnic makeup of the city was all Jewish and other non-Arabs. There were 18,800 males and 20,900 females, with 25.5% of the population 19 years of age or younger, 15.2% between 20 and 29, 19.0% between 30 and 44, 20.1% from 45 to 59, 4.5% from 60 to 64, and 15.9% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate in 2006 was -0.1%.[3] The city is ranked medium-high on the socio-economic scale (7 out of 10)[4]


In 2005, there were 17,887 salaried workers and 978 self-employed. The mean monthly wage for a salaried worker was NIS 6,581, a real change of 0.6% over the course of 2004. Salaried males had a mean monthly wage of NIS 8,773 (a real change of 3.0%) compared to NIS 4,634 for females (a real change of -2.2%). The mean income for self-employed was 6,327. 437 people received unemployment benefits and 2,157 received an income supplement.


There are 12 schools and 6,071 students in Kiryat Motzkin, with 6 elementary schools (2,724 students) and 6 high schools (3,347 students). 58.4% of 12th grade students were eligible for a matriculation certificate in 2006.

International Relations

Twin towns – sister cities

Kiryat Motzkin is twinned with:


  1. ^ "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 1,000 Residents and Other Rural Population" (PDF).  
  2. ^ - Sister Cities of Tacoma
  3. ^ "r_irya1" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-07-08. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Kiryat Motzkin, Israel" at the Port of Tacoma website

External links

  • Official website
  • Satellite Image from Google Maps
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