- Kadima, Israel redirects here. For the political party, see Kadima.
also known as Kadima-Tzoran,
is a local council
in the Center District
. It is the result of the 2003 union of the Tzoran
According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, Tzoran-Kadima's population as of December 2006 was 16,600, up from 15,700 at the end of 2004. Most of these are Jews. In 2005, the male/female ratio is 1,013 women to every 1,000 men. The average income of working residents in 2003 was ₪8,544, higher than the national average of ₪6,008. During the 2003/2004 school year, 67.6% of twelfth graders received a Bagrut (matriculation) certificate.
was founded on July 5
as an agricultural settlement at the initiative of Yehoshua Hankin
. Most of the settlers were German immigrants. Kadima was declared a local council in 1950, and merged with Tzoran in 2003.
Kadima means "forward" in Hebrew, and comes from a Biblical verse (Habakkuk 1:9).
, meaning silicon
, was founded in 1992 and was planned by architect Rachel Walden
. The settlement was named after a Hasmonean
city that had existed in the area. It was first populated in 1994, and declared a local council in 1997, until it merged with Kadima in 2003.