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Kiryat Tiv'on
Kiryat Tivon COA
View of Kiryat Tivon from Beit She'arim
District Haifa
Government Local council (from 1958)
Hebrew קִרְיַת טִבְעוֹן
Also spelled Qiryat Tiv'on (officially)
Population 16,000 (2007)
Area 8419 dunams (8.419 km2; 3.251 sq mi)
Head of municipality David Ariely
Coordinates 32°43′26″N 35°7′38″E / 32.72389°N 35.12722°E / 32.72389; 35.12722Coordinates: 32°43′26″N 35°7′38″E / 32.72389°N 35.12722°E / 32.72389; 35.12722

Kiryat Tiv'on (Hebrew: קִרְיַת טִבְעוֹן‎, also Qiryat Tiv'on) is a town in the Haifa District of Israel, in the hills between the Zvulun and Jezreel valleys. Kiryat Tiv'on is situated 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southeast of Haifa, on the main road to Nazareth. On the outskirts of Tiv'on is a Bedouin township called Basmat Tab'un. Kiryat Tivon has a population of 16,000.[1]

The symbol of Kiryat Tiv'on is the cyclamen, a flower that grows between the rocks, reflecting the town's appreciation of nature and its efforts to preserve the landscape and safeguard the environment.[1]


Kiryat Tiv'on was established in 1958, merging three smaller settlements: Tiv'on (founded in 1947), Kiryat Amal (founded in 1937), and Elro'i (founded in 1935). Kiryat Haroshet, founded by a rabbi from Jablona, Poland who settled there with his followers in 1935), became part of Kiryat Tiv'on in 1979.

Tiv'on was built on land owned by a British Jewish couple who bought the land in early 1945. It was later developed by the Jewish National Fund based on an urban plan drawn up by Alexander Klein, a Russian Jewish architect who was commissioned by the Jewish National Fund.[2]


The town is best known for the national park, Beit She'arim, which borders it on the southwest. Beit Shearim was an important Jewish spiritual center and necropolis during the Roman period, and was once the seat of the Sanhedrin.


Institutions of higher learning in Kiryat Tivon include Oranim Academic College[3] and Galilee College.[4] The Ramat Hadassah youth village is also located on the outskirts of Kiryat Tivon.[5]

Galilee College, established in 1987, has international students from 140 countries, mostly in the developing world. It also offers management and training courses for Palestinian officials and institutions. Some 1,200 participants from more than 90 Palestinian governmental and non-governmental offices have attended programs at the college. [6]

Notable residents

Twin cities


See also

External links

ca:Qiryat Tivon

cs:Kirjat Tiv'onru:Кирьят-Тивон

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