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Beit Dagan (Hebrew: בֵּית דָּגָן, lit. "House of Grain") is a town and local council in the Central District of Israel. Located adjacent to Rishon LeZion, it had a population of 7,211 in 2018.[1] It was awarded local council status in 1958.

Beit Dagan

  • בֵּית דָּגָן
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Beit D
Beit Dagan.jpg
Beit Dagan is located in Central Israel
Beit Dagan
Beit Dagan
Coordinates: 32°0′9.68″N 34°49′45.29″E / 32.0026889°N 34.8292472°E / 32.0026889; 34.8292472Coordinates: 32°0′9.68″N 34°49′45.29″E / 32.0026889°N 34.8292472°E / 32.0026889; 34.8292472
DistrictCentral
Founded1948
Government
 • TypeLocal council (from 1958)
 • Head of MunicipalityElyahu Dadon
Area
 • Total1,530 dunams (1.53 km2 or 380 acres)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total7,211
 • Density4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Name meaningHouse of Grain

HistoryEdit

Beit Dagan was founded in 1948 at the site of the Palestinian village Bayt Dajan by Yemenite and North African immigrants. It is probably situated in the area of Biblical Beit Dagon,[2] a village in the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:41).

ClimateEdit

Beit Dagan is the home of the Israel Meteorological Service.

Beit Dagan has a Mediterranean climate with hot and rainless summers, and with cold and rainy winters. Springs and autumns are cool to warm. Humidity is high during winter and low during summer, which makes summers rainless and hot, between average high of 30.8 °C (87.4 °F) and average low of 20.4 °C (68.7 °F). Winters are rainy and mild, between average high of 18.5 °C (65.3 °F) and average low of 7.6 °C (45.7 °F). Beit Dagan receives 550.5 mm (21.7 in) of precipitation per year and there are only 7 months of heavy rain.

Climate data for Beit Dagan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.8
(64.0)
18.1
(64.6)
20.1
(68.2)
24.5
(76.1)
27
(81)
29.2
(84.6)
30.8
(87.4)
31.2
(88.2)
30.4
(86.7)
28.3
(82.9)
24.1
(75.4)
19.7
(67.5)
25.1
(77.2)
Average low °C (°F) 7.2
(45.0)
7.1
(44.8)
8.8
(47.8)
11.5
(52.7)
14.6
(58.3)
17.9
(64.2)
20.6
(69.1)
21.2
(70.2)
19.4
(66.9)
16
(61)
11.8
(53.2)
8.6
(47.5)
13.7
(56.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 140.5
(5.53)
96.9
(3.81)
66.1
(2.60)
17.5
(0.69)
2.2
(0.09)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.4
(0.02)
20.4
(0.80)
76.2
(3.00)
130.3
(5.13)
550.5
(21.67)
Source: Israel Meteorological Service[3]

GalleryEdit

TransportationEdit

Beit Dagan's main transportation hub is the Beit Dagan Junction, between highway 44 and route 412, serving as a bus terminal for lines to Rishon LeZion, Tzrifin, Ashkelon, Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva, Rehovot, etc.

The large Shapirim Interchange (intersection of Highway 1 and Route 412) is located on the northern side of town.

Notable residentsEdit

  • Yam Madar (born 2000), Israeli professional basketball player

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.108, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English), Place Names in Israel. A Compendium of Place Names in Israel compiled from various sources. Translated from Hebrew, Jerusalem 1962 (Israel Prime Minister's Office. The Israeli Program for Scientific Translations) p.22 - Location of the book: Ben Zvi Institute Library, 12 Abarbanel St., Jerusalem; in the online-catalogue - Yizhaqi, Arie (ed.): Madrich Israel (Israel Guide: An Encyclopedia for the Study of the Land), Vol 11: Appendices, Jerusalem 1980, Keter Press, p.75 (Hebrew)". Ybz.org.il. Archived from the original on 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  3. ^ "Climate data for several places in Israel" (in Hebrew). Israel Meteorological Service.

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