Mevaseret Zion

town in Israel near Jerusalem

Coordinates: 31°48′N 35°9′E / 31.800°N 35.150°E / 31.800; 35.150

Mevaseret Zion (Hebrew: מְבַשֶּׂרֶת צִיּוֹן) is a suburb of Jerusalem with the administrative status of a local council. Mevaseret Zion is made up of two distinct older townships, Maoz Zion and Mevaseret Yerushalayim.

Mevaseret Zion
  • מְבַשֶּׂרֶת צִיּוֹן
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Mbaśśert Çiyon
 • Also spelledMevasseret Ziyyon (official)
View of Mevaseret from Rekhes Halilim
View of Mevaseret from Rekhes Halilim
Country Israel
District Jerusalem
Founded1951
Government
 • TypeLocal council
 • Head of MunicipalityYoram Shimon
Area
 • Total6,390 dunams (6.39 km2 or 2.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total24,445
 • Density3,800/km2 (9,900/sq mi)
Name meaningHerald of Zion (from Isaiah 40:9)

Mevaseret Zion is located on a mountain ridge 750 meters above sea level, on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.

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