Ma'ale Efrayim (Hebrew: מַעֲלֵה אֶפְרַיִם, eng. Ascent of Ephraim) is a secular Israeli settlement and local council located along the eastern slopes of the Samarian mountains in the Jordan Valley, within the West Bank. It was founded in 1978 and named after the Biblical tribe of Ephraim. The settlement's municipal status was upgraded to local council in 1981. In 2018 it had a population of 1,241.
|• ISO 259||Maˁle ʔepraym|
|• Also spelled||Ma'ale Efraim, Maaleh Efraim (unofficial)|
a view on Ma'ale Efraim from the west
|District||Judea and Samaria Area|
|• Type||Local council (from 1981)|
|• Head of Municipality||Shlomo Lalosh|
|• Total||4,173 dunams (4.173 km2 or 1.611 sq mi)|
|• Density||300/km2 (770/sq mi)|
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