Kiryat Motzkin


Kiryat Motzkin

Infobox Israel municipality
name=Kiryat Motzkin


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hebname=Hebrew|קִרְיַת מוֹצְקִין
arname=كريات موصقين
meaning=
founded=1934
type=city
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stdHeb=
altOffSp=
altUnoSp=Kiryat Motzkin
district=haifa
population=39,600
popyear=2007
area_dunam=3100

mayor=Haim Zuri
website = [http://www.kiriat-motzkin.muni.il/ www.kiriat-motzkin.muni.il]

Kiryat Motzkin ( _he. קִרְיַת מוֹצְקִין) is a city in the Haifa District of Israel, five miles (8 km) north of the city of Haifa. At the end of 2004, the population was 39,500. The city is named after Leo Motzkin, one of the organizers of the First Zionist Congress in 1897.

History

Kiryat Motzkin was founded in 1934, on a sandy patch of land between the railroad tracks and the Haifa-Acre road. [ [http://www.tacomaculture.org/international/sistercities/kiryat.asp tacomaculture.org - Sister Cities of Tacoma] ]

Demographics

According to CBS, in 2006 the ethnic makeup of the city was all Jewish and other non-Arabs. There were 18,800 males and 20,900 females, with 25.5% of the population 19 years of age or younger, 15.2% between 20 and 29, 19.0% between 30 and 44, 20.1% from 45 to 59, 4.5% from 60 to 64, and 15.9% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate in 2006 was -0.1%. [http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/local_authorities2006/pdf/204_8200.pdf] The city is ranked medium-high on the socio-econimic index (7 out of 10) [http://www.cbs.gov.il/www/publications/local_authorities2003/pdf/t02.pdf]

Income

In 2005, there were 17,887 salaried workers and 978 self-employed. The mean monthly wage for a salaried worker was NIS 6,581, a real change of 0.6% over the course of 2004. Salaried males had a mean monthly wage of NIS 8,773 (a real change of 3.0%) compared to NIS 4,634 for females (a real change of -2.2%). The mean income for self-employed was 6,327. 437 people received unemployment benefits and 2,157 received an income supplement.

Education

There are 12 schools and 6,071 students in Kiryat Motzkin, with 6 elementary schools (2,724 students) and 6 high schools (3,347 students}. 58.4% of 12th grade students were eligible for a matriculation certificate in 2006.

Sister Cities

*Tacoma, Washington (1979) [ [http://www.portoftacoma.com/aboutus.cfm?sub=38&lsub=111 "Kiryat Motzkin, Israel" at the Port of Tacoma website] ]
*Orlando, Florida (2006)

External links

* [http://www.kiriat-motzkin.muni.il/ Official website of Kiryat Motzkin]
* [http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=israel&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=15&ll=32.847577,35.081019&spn=0.024841,0.057206&t=k Satellite Image from Google Maps]

References


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