Kiryat Ye'arim

Infobox Israel municipality
name=Kiryat Ye'arim


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caption=Beth midrash in Kiryat Ye'arim
hebname=Hebrew|קִרְיַת יְעָרִים
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meaning=Town of forests
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type=lc
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altUnoSp=Kiryat Yearim
district=jerusalem
population=3,100
popyear=2005
area=495

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 District of 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%.

Geography

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 Arab town 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]

History

Kiryat Ye'arim (Town of Forests) is named for a town of the same name mentioned in the bible in relation to King David's transport of the Ark of the Covenant to 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 tel is the remains of the biblical town. Another theory is that the biblical town is the present Abu Ghosh.

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