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Zikhron Ya'akov (Hebrew: זִכְרוֹן יַעֲקֹב, lit. "Jacob's Memorial"; often shortened to just Zikhron) is a town in Israel, 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Haifa, and part of the Haifa District. It is located at the southern end of the Carmel mountain range overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, near the coastal highway (Highway 2). It was one of the first Jewish settlements of Halutzim in the country, founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond James de Rothschild and named in honor of his father, James Mayer de Rothschild ("James" being derived from the Hebrew name Ya'akov, Jacob). In 2021 it had a population of 23,857.
|• ISO 259||Zichron Yaˁaqob|
|• Also spelled||Zichron Ya'aqov (official)|
Zichron Yaakov (unofficial)
|Founded||1882; 141 years ago (1882)|
|• Head of Municipality||Ziv Deshe|
|• Total||32,129 dunams (32.129 km2 or 12.405 sq mi)|
|• Density||740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Name meaning||Jacob's Memorial|