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Grofit (Hebrew: גְּרוֹפִית‬, lit. Shoot (of a plant)) is a kibbutz in southern Israel. Located near Eilat in the Arabah region, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Eilot Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 257.[1]

KibbutzGrofit hill.jpg
Grofit is located in Southern Negev region of Israel
Coordinates: 29°56′36.95″N 35°4′7.31″E / 29.9435972°N 35.0686972°E / 29.9435972; 35.0686972Coordinates: 29°56′36.95″N 35°4′7.31″E / 29.9435972°N 35.0686972°E / 29.9435972; 35.0686972
District Southern
Council Hevel Eilot
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1963
Founded by Nahal
Population (2017)[1] 257
Name meaning Shoot



The community was founded in 1963 as a Nahal settlement and is named after the Arabic name of the nearby Grofit Creek. In 1966 the kibbutz was settled by adults who had been members of the HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed youth movement.[2]

Notable residentsEdit


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 584. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.

External linksEdit

Ora Formation (Cretaceous) at Grofit Junction.