Upper Galilee Regional Council

The Upper Galilee Regional Council (Hebrew: מוֹעָצָה אֲזוֹרִית הַגָּלִיל הַעֶלְיוֹן, translit. Mo'atza Azorit HaGalil HaElyon) is a regional council in Israel's Upper Galilee region, bordered by the Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council and the Golan Regional Council, as well as a border with southern Lebanon.

Upper Galilee
גליל עליון
Regional council (from 1950)
DistrictNorthern
Government
 • Head of MunicipalityGiora Zaltz
Area
 • Total296,560 dunams (296.56 km2 or 114.50 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total17,000
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
WebsiteOfficial website

The municipal area has a population of 15,500 and is headed by Giora Salz since December 2012, following 14 years by veteran Aharon Valenci. Its headquarters are located in Kiryat Shmona, an independent city not included in the council's jurisdiction.

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The council consists of 29 kibbutzim:

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Coordinates: 33°13′12″N 35°37′21″E / 33.22000°N 35.62250°E / 33.22000; 35.62250