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|Area||5170 dunams (5.17 km2; 2.00 sq mi)|
|Head of municipality||Shimon Swisa|
Hatzor HaGlilit (Hebrew: חָצוֹר הַגְּלִילִית) is a development town and local council in northern Israel, next to Rosh Pina and near Safed. The town was founded in 1953, and in 2008 had a population of approximately 8,700. It is named for the nearby biblical site of Tel Hazor.
Hatzor HaGlilit was founded in 1952–1953 as an immigrant camp 1 km to the east of the former Palestinian Arab village Fir'im. It transformed into a development town, and had a population of 4,000 by 1958. It was named after the biblical Hatzor located nearby.
Neighborhoods and places of interest
One of the most famous attractions in the town is the tomb of Honi the Circle-Maker, whose tomb adjoins those of two of his grandsons, Abba Hilkiyah and Hanan HaNihba. They were believed to have been able to bring rain through their prayers.
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- ↑ "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 2,000 Residents and Other Rural Population". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2009-06-30. http://www.cbs.gov.il/population/new_2009/table3.pdf. Retrieved 2009-10-18.
- ↑ Khalidi (1992), p. 450
- ↑ Vilnay (1976), p. 2489
- ↑ HaReuveni (1999), p. 327
- ↑ "Chatzor Ha-Gelilit – Tomb of the Circle Maker". OHR. http://ohr.edu/yhiy/article.php/3955/html/rss/. Retrieved October 16, 2009.
- HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999). Lexicon of the Land of Israel. Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books. ISBN 965-448-413-7. (Hebrew)
- Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, ISBN 0887282245
- Vilnai, Ze'ev (1976). "Hatzor (5)". Ariel Encyclopedia. Volume 3. Tel Aviv, Israel: Am Oved. (Hebrew)
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