Sde Uziyahu

Sde Uziyahu (Hebrew: שְׂדֵה עוֹזִיָּהוּ‎, lit. Uzziah Field) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located near the city of Ashdod, it falls under the jurisdiction of Be'er Tuvia Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 1,571.[1]

Sde Uziyahu
שדה עוזיהו
سدي عوزياهو
Sde Uziyahu is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Sde Uziyahu
Sde Uziyahu
Coordinates: 31°45′22″N 34°40′37″E / 31.75611°N 34.67694°E / 31.75611; 34.67694Coordinates: 31°45′22″N 34°40′37″E / 31.75611°N 34.67694°E / 31.75611; 34.67694
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilBe'er Tuvia
AffiliationHaOved HaTzioni
Founded1950
Founded byLibyan Jewish refugees
Population
 (2019)[1]
1,571

HistoryEdit

Sde Uziyahu was founded in 1950 by Jewish refugees expelled from Libya. Originally named Ashdod D, Yad Shimshon and Uziyah, it was finally named after Uzziah of Judah (Uziyahu in Hebrew), who, according to the Bible, built cities in the current location of the moshav.[2]

Sde Uziyahu was built the land of the Palestinian Arab village of Isdud, which was depopulated in 1948.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval Elʻazari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 525. ISBN 965-7184-34-7.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 112. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.