- Kiryat Ye'arim
Infobox Israel municipality
caption=Beth midrash in Kiryat Ye'arim
meaning=Town of forests
mayor=:"Kiryat Ye'arim is also a neighborhood in
Ramat HaSharon."Kiryat Ye'arim ( _he. קִרְיַת יְעָרִים), also known as Telzstone, is a town (local council) in the Jerusalem Districtof Israel.
According to the
Israel Central Bureau of Statistics(CBS), at the end of 2005 Kiryat Ye'arim had a popultation of 3,100, predominantly Jewish, with a growth rate of 1.2%.
Kiryat Ye'arim is located approximately convert|10|km|mi west of Jerusalem, just north of the
Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway. Neighboring Kiryat Ye'arim to the northeast is the Arabtown of Abu Ghosh.
Kiryat Ye'arim is between 661.8 and 749.5 meters above sea level.cite web|url=http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/local_authorities2005/pdf/638_1137.pdf|title=Local Authorities in Israel 2005, Publication #1295 - Municipality Profiles - Kiryat Ye'arim|publisher=Israel Central Bureau of Statistics|accessdate=2008-02-16|language=Hebrew]
Kiryat Ye'arim (Town of Forests) is named for a town of the same name mentioned in the
biblein relation to King David's transport of the Ark of the Covenantto Jerusalem. Here the Ark was said to have rested for 20 years. David then removed it to Jerusalem (I Chron 13, 5-8). There are those who believe that a nearby telis the remains of the biblical town. Another theory is that the biblical town is the present Abu Ghosh.
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