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Tzoran-Kadima

Tzoran-Kadima

Kadima, Israel redirects here. For the political party, see Kadima.
Tzoran-Kadima also known as Kadima-Tzoran, is a local council in the Center District of Israel. It is the result of the 2003 union of the Tzoran and Kadima councils.

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.

History

Kadima

Kadima was founded on July 5, 1933 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).

Tzoran

Tzoran, 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.

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