Kiryat Shmona

Cities in Israel

"How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your dwelling places, O Israel!"
(BaMidbar 24:5)

Kiryat Shmona

Kiryat Shmona, Кирьят-Шмона. Photo: (c)

Kiryat Shmona is a city in the very north of Israel next to the Lebanese border. It is named in honor of the eight defenders of Tel Hai, who died in battle.

Kiryat Shmona was founded in 1950. At first, it was a tent camp and was called Kiryat-Yosef in honor of Joseph Trumpeldor, who died in the defense of Tel Hai.

The first inhabitants of Kiryat Shmona were immigrants from North Africa.

In 1974, Kiryat Shmona received the status of the city.

Beit Edelshtein
Tel. 04-6908407

The National Insurance Institute of Israel ("Bituah Leumi"):
Merkaz Mishari Binyan Lev ha-Ir
Tel. *6050, 12226050

Israeli Employment Service ("Lishkat Taasuka"):
Histadrut 1 Merkaz Mishari
Tel. 04-6836111

The Ministry of Interior ("Misrad ha-Pnim"):
Herzl 37
Tel. 04-6958000

Israel Ministry of Construction and Housing:
Tel. 04-6088245, 04-6088249, 04-6088250, 04-6088251

Israel Ministry of Tourism:
Sderot Tel Hay 70
Tel. 04-6816384

City streets and attractions near the city:

Kiryat Shmona

Mount Hermon

Kiryat Shmona
The distance
(in straight line):

to Jerusalem - 161 km
to Tel Aviv - 144 km
to Haifa - 67 km
to Beer Sheva - 228 km