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  • צוֹרָן-קָדִימָה
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Çoran-Qadíma
 • Also spelled Kadima-Tzoran (official)
Official logo of Tzoran-Kadima
Tzoran-Kadima is located in Israel
District Central
Founded 2003 (merger)
 • Type Local council (from 2003)
 • Head of Municipality Shavit Mass
 • Total 10,372 dunams (10.372 km2 or 4.005 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 16,800
Name meaning "Silicon"-"forward"

Tzoran-Kadima (Hebrew: צוֹרָן-קָדִימָה), also known as Kadima-Tzoran, is a local council in the Center District of Israel. It is the result of the 2003 union of the Tzoran and Kadima councils.

Tzoran-Kadima's population as of December 2009 was 16,800,[1] up from 15,700 at the end of 2004. Most of these are Jews. In 2005, the male/female ratio is 1,013 women to every 1,000 men. The average income of working residents in 2003 was 8,544, higher than the national average of 6,008. During the 2003/2004 school year, 67.6% of twelfth graders received a Bagrut (matriculation) certificate.

Tzoran-Kadima is home to the "Ta'am Shel Pa'am" (A Taste of Old) museum for the history of the settlement in the elementary school "Nitzanei HaSharon".


  • History 1
    • Kadima 1.1
    • Tzoran 1.2
  • References 2



Kadima was founded on July 5, 1933 as an agricultural settlement at the initiative of Yehoshua Hankin. Most of the settlers were German immigrants.[2] Kadima was declared a local council in 1950, and merged with Tzoran in 2003.

Kadima means "forward" in Hebrew, and comes from a Biblical verse (Habakkuk 1:9).[2]


Tzoran, meaning silicon, was founded in 1992 and was planned by architect Rachel Walden. The settlement was named after a Hasmonean city that had existed in the area. It was first populated in 1994, and declared a local council in 1997, until it merged with Kadima in 2003.


  1. ^ a b "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 2,000 Residents and Other Rural Population" (PDF).  
  2. ^ a b HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999). Lexicon of the Land of Israel (in Hebrew). Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books. p. 829.  
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