Kfar Vradim

Kfar Vradim
  • כְּפַר וְרָדִים
  • كفار فراديم
Hebrew transcription(s)
  ISO 259 Kpar Wradim
Kfar Vradim
Coordinates: 32°59′45.64″N 35°16′30.75″E / 32.9960111°N 35.2752083°E / 32.9960111; 35.2752083Coordinates: 32°59′45.64″N 35°16′30.75″E / 32.9960111°N 35.2752083°E / 32.9960111; 35.2752083
District Northern
Founded 1984
Government
  Type Local council
  Head of Municipality Sivan Yechieli
Area
  Total 4,701 dunams (4.701 km2 or 1.815 sq mi)
Population (2017)[1]
  Total 5,546
Name meaning Village of Roses

Kfar Vradim (Hebrew: כְּפַר וְרָדִים) is a town (local council) in northern Israel, with a population of 5800 (2008). It is situated south of Ma'alot-Tarshiha and about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) south of the border with Lebanon. Kfar Vradim is close to Ma'alot-Tarshiha (2 kilometers), Karmiel (16 kilometers) and Nahariya (20 kilometers). In 2017 it had a population of 5,546.[1]

History

Kfar Vradim was established in September 1984 by Stef Wertheimer to create an industrial town in rural surroundings. The first families were mostly workers of ISCAR Metalworking, owned by Wertheimer, which manufactures metal blades and high performance cutting tools. Kfar Vradim is located near Ma'alot-Tarshiha and Yanuh-Jat, and is connected to the highway by Road 854. Road 8721 runs through the town, connecting it to Yanuh-Jat.

As of 2018, there were conentious plans to build 2,200 new housing units, more than doubling the number of households in the town.[2][3]

Climate

Kfar Vradim is situated between 550–620 meters (1800–2050 feet) above sea level, providing for a relatively dry and Mediterranean climate. Peak temperatures in Kfar Vradim in summer typically reach about 38 °C (100 °F), while its January and February temperatures can drop to as low as −2 °C (28 °F). Average temperatures range from 10 to 15 °C (50 to 59 °F) in the winter to 28–32 °C (82–90 °F) at summer. Precipitation is mostly between October and March and is mainly made up of rain showers and scarce snowfall.

Education

Kfar Vradim has an elementary school (Keshet school) and a middle school (Amirim middle school) which is also a high school since 2013.

Notable residents

Twin towns

Kfar Vradim is twinned with:

References

  1. 1 2 "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. Lynfield, Ben (18 March 2018). "Arab rights group blasts 'racist' decision halting land sales". Jeruselem Post. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  3. "Israeli town halts tender after Arabs buy up land". Times of Israel. 18 March 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
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