Rekhasim ( Hebrew: רְכָסִים) is a town ( local council) in the Haifa District of Israel. It is located between Kiryat Tiv'on, Kiryat Ata and Nesher, next to roads 70, 75 and 762.
Its estimated population at the end of 2006 was 8,600,
and its jurisdiction was 2,859  dunams (~2.9 km 2). It is ranked low (2 out of 10) on the Israeli socio-economic scale.
History and name
It was named after a verse in the
Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 40:4), because the town is located on 4 hill ranges. It was founded in 1951 by released soldiers and residents of nearby . ma'abarot
Rekhasim lies on four hills near
Mount Carmel, labelled with Hebrew latters (Hill Alef, Bet, Gimel and Dalet). It borders two villages in the Zvulun Regional Council: the Jewish Kfar Hasidim and Arab Ibtin.
Its lowest elevation is only 19.8 m (65 ft) above sea level, while the highest is at 193.6 m (635 ft). The average temperature in January is 11 °C (52 °F), and 27 °C (81 °F) in August. The average annual
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