Azrikam

Azrikam (Hebrew: עַזְרִיקָם‎) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Ashdod, it falls under the jurisdiction of Be'er Tuvia Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 1,495.[1]

Azrikam
עַזְרִיקָם
عزريكام
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Azrikam is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Azrikam
Azrikam
Azrikam is located in Israel
Azrikam
Azrikam
Coordinates: 31°45′1″N 34°41′45″E / 31.75028°N 34.69583°E / 31.75028; 34.69583Coordinates: 31°45′1″N 34°41′45″E / 31.75028°N 34.69583°E / 31.75028; 34.69583
Country Israel
DistrictSouthern
CouncilBe'er Tuvia
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1950
Founded byTunisian Jews
Population
 (2019)[1]
1,495

EtymologyEdit

The village is named after "Azrikam, a descendant of Zerubbabel."[2] (1 Chronicles 3:23)

HistoryEdit

The moshav was established in 1950 on the lands of the depopulated Palestinian village of Bayt Daras, just south of the depopulated Palestinian village of al-Batani al-Gharbi[3] by Jewish refugees from Tunisia.[4] It was initially named Bitanya.[5] In the first few years, the moshav's residents lived in tents without electricity, water or gas.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land (3rd ed.). Jerusalem, Israel: Carta. 1993. p. 91. ISBN 9789652201867.
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. pp. 84, 87. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  4. ^ El'azari, Yuval, ed. (2005). Mapa's Concise Gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Tel Aviv: Mapa Publishing. p. 407. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.
  5. ^ State of Israel (1952). "The Settlements of Israel". Government Year-Book: III.