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Pardesiya

Pardesiya
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew פַּרְדֵּסִיָּה
 • ISO 259 Pardesiya

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Pardesiya
Pardesiya

Coordinates: 32°18′10.03″N 34°54′39.41″E / 32.3027861°N 34.9109472°E / 32.3027861; 34.9109472Coordinates: 32°18′10.03″N 34°54′39.41″E / 32.3027861°N 34.9109472°E / 32.3027861; 34.9109472

District Center
Founded 1937
Government
 • Type Local council (from 1952)
 • Head of Municipality Yitzhak Yemini
Area
 • Total
Population (2007)
 • Total 6,200
Name meaning Orchard place

Pardesiya (Hebrew: פַּרְדֵּסִיָּה) is a town (local council) in the Center District of Israel. It is located on the Sharon plain, between Kfar Yona and the Lev HaSharon Regional Council. It was founded between 1937 and 1939.[1] Its population in 2007 was 6,200,[2] and its jurisdiction is 1,273 dunams (~1.3 km2)[3]

History

The lands of Pardesiya were purchased in 1928 by Jean-Yona Fisher, but remained unused. In 1937, Avraham Tabib of the Yemenite olim organization asked its members to come to the land to build a village, promising cheap land.[4] Twenty families came and in 1939 completed the construction. During World War II, the villagers found themselves unemployed and unable to pay taxes for their housing. The residents managed to settle the issue with the Jewish Agency for Israel and continued living in the village. After the war, a new neighborhood was built, as well as a ma'abara to absorb new immigrants. Pardesiya gained local council status in 1952.[1]

Geography and location

Pardesiya is located on the Sharon plain, bordering Kfar Yona on the east and Tzur Moshe of the Lev HaSharon Regional Council. Highway 4 borders the town to the west, and Road 5613 to the south. Its elevation is 35 m above sea level.[5]

Demographics

As of 2008, Pardesiya settles 6,318 residents.[6] 99.5% Jewish, with an additional 0.5% being other non-Arabs.[3] The age distribution was as follows:

Age 0 - 4 5 - 9 10 - 14 15 - 19 20 - 29 30 - 44 45 - 59 60 - 64 65 - 74 75+
Percentage 5.9 8.4 11.3 11.8 16.9 17.2 23.8 2.0 1.5 1.2
Source: Israel Central Bureau of Statistics[3]

International relations

Pardesiya's twin cities:

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