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Qiryat Bialik

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Kiryat Bialik is a city in the Haifa District in Israel. It is one of the five Krayot suburbs to the north of Haifa. In it had a population of.The city was named after the poet Hayim Nahman Bialik.HistoryIn 1924, Ephraim and Sabina Katz, who immigrated from Romania, were the first Jews to settle in the Zevulun Valley in Haifa Bay. Their farm was destroyed in the 1929 Palestine riots. The one house that survived the riots, Beit Katz, was bequeathed to Kiryat Bialik in 1959 and designated for public use.The town of Kiryat Bialik was established in July 1934 by a group of German Jewish immigrants who received a plot of land from the Jewish National Fund. The residents were mainly free professionals, doctors, engineers and lawyers who lived in private homes with gardens. During World War II, Kiryat Bialik was bombed due to its proximity to the oil refineries in Haifa. In 1950, it was declared a local council, attaining city status in 1976.Local governmentMayors Zvi Karliner (1945-1985); Danny Zack (1985-2003); Rafi Wertheim (2003-2008); Eli Dukorsky (2008-)DemographicsAccording to CBS, the ethnic makeup of Kiryat Bialik in 2008 was all Jewish, without a significant Arab population. There were 17,900 males and 19,200 females. In 2003 25.8% of the population was 19 years of age or younger, 15.8% between 20 and 29, 17.4% between 30 and 44, 21.5 from 45 to 59, 3.8% from 60 to 64, and 15.6% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate in 2005 was -0.3%.The city is ranked medium-high on the socio-economic scale (7 out of 10) Many Jewish immigrants have settled in Kiryat Bialik, from Ethiopia, the former Soviet Union and Argentina.
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