Upper Galilee Regional Council

Upper Galilee
  • גליל עליון
District Northern
Government
  Type Regional council (from 1950)
  Head of Municipality Giora Zaltz
Area
  Total 296,560 dunams (296.56 km2 or 114.50 sq mi)
Population (2014)
  Total 17,000
Website Official website

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.

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.

Communities

The council consists of 29 kibbutzim:

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

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