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Eilot

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District  Southern
Affiliation  Kibbutz Movement
Founded  1963
Council  Hevel Eilot
Population (2015)  322
Local time  Tuesday 7:29 PM
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Website  www.eilot-tourism.co.il
Weather  23°C, Wind NW at 13 km/h, 29% Humidity

Eilot (Hebrew: אֵילוֹת‎) is the southernmost kibbutz in Israel. Located in the Aravah valley, near the border with Jordan and less than a kilometer north of Eilat and just over 3 kilometers north of the Red Sea, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Eilot Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 322.

Contents

Map of Eilot, Israel

History

The kibbutz was established in 1963 and named for a verse in the I Kings 9:26: "And King Solomon made a navy of ships in Ezion-Geber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red Sea, in the land of Edom." (9:26). The Eloth mentioned in the verse is likely close to the present-day location of Kibbutz Eilot.

It is noted for its date orchard, though vegetables, other fruits, fishing and tourism are a major industries.

References

Eilot Wikipedia


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