Zikhron Ya'akov

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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).[2] In 2021 it had a population of 23,857.[1]

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Zikhron Ya'akov
זִכְרוֹן יַעֲקֹב
Hebrew transcription(s)
  ISO 259Zichron Yaˁaqob
  Also spelledZichron Ya'aqov (official)
Zichron Yaakov (unofficial)
HaMeyasdim Street in Zikhron Ya'akov
HaMeyasdim Street in Zikhron Ya'akov
Official logo of Zikhron Ya'akov
Zikhron Ya'akov is located in Haifa region of Israel
Zikhron Ya'akov
Zikhron Ya'akov
Zikhron Ya'akov is located in Israel
Zikhron Ya'akov
Zikhron Ya'akov
Coordinates: 32°34′15″N 34°57′06″E
CountryFlag_of_Israel.svg Israel
DistrictFlag_of_Haifa.svg Haifa
Founded1882; 141 years ago (1882)
  Head of MunicipalityZiv Deshe
  Total32,129 dunams (32.129 km2 or 12.405 sq mi)
  Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Name meaningJacob's Memorial
Building wine barrels, 1890s
Ohel Ya'akov Synagogue