Karkom (Hebrew: כַּרְכֹּם, כרכום) is a community settlement in northern Israel. Located in the Korazim Plateau, near the Jordan River, east of Hatzor HaGlilit and just north of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 528.[1]

Karkom

כַּרְכֹּם
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Karkom is located in Northeast Israel
Karkom
Karkom
Coordinates: 32°55′50″N 35°36′29″E / 32.93056°N 35.60806°E / 32.93056; 35.60806Coordinates: 32°55′50″N 35°36′29″E / 32.93056°N 35.60806°E / 32.93056; 35.60806
DistrictNorthern
CouncilMevo'ot HaHermon
AffiliationHaMerkaz HaHakla'i
Founded1986
Founded byMoshavniks
Population
 (2018)[1]
528
Websitekarkom.org

HistoryEdit

The community was founded in 1986 by residents of nearby moshavim. 160 families live in Karkom. The community is named after an old settlement in antiquity in the area that was also called "Karkom."

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.

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