Fureidis and Zikhron Ya'akov

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Fureidis
פֻרֵידִיס‬‎ فريديس‎
Hebrew transcription(s)
• ISO 259 P̄ureidis
Fureidis
Fureidis
Fureidis is located in Haifa region of Israel FureidisFureidis
Coordinates: 32°35′48″N 34°57′02″ECoordinates: 32°35′48″N 34°57′02″E
Grid position 145/222 PAL
District Haifa
Government
• Type Local council
Area
• Total 2,690 dunams (2.69 km2 or 1.04 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1]
• Total 12,608
Name meaning "The little Paradise"[2]
Fureidis (also Freidis) is an Israeli Arab town in the Haifa District of Israel. It received local council status in 1952. In 2016 its population was 12,608

Zikhron Ya'akov (Hebrew: זִכְרוֹן יַעֲקֹב‬, lit. "Jacob's Memorial"; often shortened to just Zikhron; Arabic: زخرون يعكوف‎) is a town in Israel, 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Haifa, and part of the Haifa District. It is located at the southern end of the Carmel mountain range overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, near the coastal highway (Highway 2). It was one of the first Jewish settlements of Halutzim in the country, founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond James de Rothschild and named in honor of his father, James Mayer de Rothschild.[2] In 2016 it had a population of 22,660

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