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District Center
Government Local council (from 2003)
Hebrew צוֹרָן-קָדִימָה
Name meaning "Silicon"-"forward"
Also spelled Kadima-Tzoran (officially)
Population 17,000 (2007)
Area 10372 dunams (10.372 km2; 4.005 sq mi)
Head of municipality Itzhak Golberry
Founded in 2003 (merger)
Coordinates 32°16′40″N 34°54′55″E / 32.27778°N 34.91528°E / 32.27778; 34.91528Coordinates: 32°16′40″N 34°54′55″E / 32.27778°N 34.91528°E / 32.27778; 34.91528
Kadima, Israel redirects here. For the political party, see Kadima.

Tzoran-Kadima (Hebrew: צוֹרָן-קָדִימָה‎), 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,[1] 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.



Kadima was founded on July 5, 1933 as an agricultural settlement at the initiative of Yehoshua Hankin. Most of the settlers were German immigrants.[2] 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).[2]


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.


  1. "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 1,000 Residents and Other Rural Population". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2007-12-31. Retrieved 2008-03-28. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999) (in Hebrew). Lexicon of the Land of Israel. Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books. p. 829. ISBN 965-448-413-7. 
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