Agricultural lands in the district


Agricultural lands in the district segmented by regional Councils

 

Council

Total area in acres

Agricultural land

Number of residents

Beer Tuvya

31,000

26,600

17,000

Brener

8,000

5,500

6,000

Gderot

2,900

1,500

4,200

 

Gush Etzion

7,800

3,600

34,000

Gezer

29,000

15,500

21,000

Gan Rave

9,300

6,600

5,000

 

Hevel Yavne

7,000

890

22,000

Hevel Modi'in

29,000

9,000

16,500

 

Matte Yehuda

115,500

46,700

35,000

 

Nahal Sorek

6,200

5,500

4,500

 

Emek Lod

7,700

3,800

11,300

Total

250,200

122,000

176,500

 

   * The table does not include settlements and cities

 

In addition to the described above, there are cities and local councils in the district in which hundreds of private farmers are active, and they also receive service from the district.

This includes 2,200 private farmers and 16,200 acres of farm land. The settlements are Nes-Tziona, Gdera, Rishon-Letzion, Rehovot, Gan-Yavne, Ramle, Lod and Mazkeret-Batia.

 

Characteristics of lands in the district

 

Land

 

Thousands of Acres

Percentage of lands of total country size

Total lands in the district

138

11%

Agricultural lands of all types

100

12.6%

Lands with irrigation infrastructure

70

17.4%

Natural pasture

26

8.5%

Agricultural settlements planned according to national priority

Settlements in national priority A - 16
Settlements in national priority B - 77
Settlements in national priority C - 106
In total - 199