Kiryat Yam (Hebrew: קִרְיַת יָם‬, lit. Sea Toun) is a toun in the Haifa Bay destrict o Israel, 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north o Haifa. Ane o a group o Haifa suburbs kent as the Krayot, it is locatit on the Mediterranean coast, atween Kiryat Haim an the Tzur Shalom industrial aurie, east o Kiryat Motzkin. In 2015 it haed a population o 39,273.[1]

Kiryat Yam

  • קִרְיַת יָם
  • كريات يام
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Qiryat Yamm
Official logo of Kiryat Yam
Kiryat Yam emblem
Kiryat Yam is located in Israel
Kiryat Yam
Kiryat Yam
Coordinates: 32°50′0″N 35°04′0″E / 32.83333°N 35.06667°E / 32.83333; 35.06667Coordinates: 32°50′0″N 35°04′0″E / 32.83333°N 35.06667°E / 32.83333; 35.06667
Destrict Haifa
 • TeepCeety
 • MayorShmuel Sisso
 • Total4.339 km2 (1.675 sq mi)
 • Total39,273
 • Density9,100/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Name meaninSea Toun


Kiryat Yam, 1949

A lairge tract o land on the Haifa Bay wis purchased frae the Sursock family o Beirut bi the American Zion Commonwealth in 1925.[2] In 1928, the Bayside Land Corporation, a jynt ventur o the Palestine Economic Corporation an the Jewish National Fund, acquired 2,400 dunams o residential land in a deal relatit tae the biggin o the IPC ile pipeline.[3] Development o a residential aurie began in 1939,[4] an the first houses war completit in 1940.[3]


Psagot Yam neighborhuid

Kiryat Yam haes a population o 45,000 residents.[5] The northren aurie o the toun is hame tae mony immigrants frae the umwhile Soviet Union, North Africae an Ethiopie in which the municipality an its mayor Shmuel Sisso wirked tea big dozens o centers an hames tae help the immigrants settle. The ceety is ranked medium on the socio-economic scale.[6]



Kiryat Yam haes 15 preschuils, aicht elementary schuils an 3 heich schuils (Rabin,Rodman & Levinson ) wi a student population o 10,000.

Israeli-Arab conflict


Durin the 2006 Lebanon War, Kiryat Yam wis hit bi Hezbollah rockets an suffered casualties an property damage.[7]

In Februar 2008, a Google Earth uiser addit an erroneous note that Kiryat Yam haed been biggit on the ruins o Arab Ghawarina, an abandoned Arab veelage. The toun filed a complaint wi the polis against Google for libel.[8][9]

Urban development


Urban development plans aimed at upgradin the auld Gimmel neighborhuid wur blocked bi Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, whose main wappens development plant borders Kiryat Yam.[10] In 2009, the Haifa Destrict plannin committee appruivit heich-rise construction for the neighborhuid, owerrulin Rafael's objections.[11]


  • Kiryat Yam (Dalet) - includin Almogim
  • Kiryat Yam (Gimmel) - biggit in the 1950s
  • Kiryat Yam (Bet)
  • Kiryat Yam (Alef)
  • Savyoney Yam
  • Psagot Yam & Bne Beitkha

Internaitional relations


Twin touns — Sister ceeties


Kiryat Yam is twinned wi:


  1. a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  2. Joseph B. Glass, From New Zion to Old Zion: American Jewish Immigration and Settlement in Palestine, 1917-1939(America-Holy Land Monographs, 2002), p192.
  3. a b Glass, p236
  4. Palestine Post, May 12, 1939
  5. Archived 2009-08-16 at the Wayback Machine)
  6. Local councils and municipalities, by socio-economic index, ranking and cluster membership
  7. Einav, Hagai (5 August 2006). "Western Galilee: 3 women killed in rocket attack". Ynetnews. Retrieved 4 Mairch 2009.
  8. Israeli town sues Google over claim it was built on Arab village Haaretz, 11 February 2008
  9. Glickman, Eitan (11 Februar 2008). "Kiryat Yam is Searching Google". Yedioth Ahronoth. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  10. "In Kiryat Yam, urban renewal program faces off with Rafael armaments". Archived frae the original on 1 Januar 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  11. Kiryat Yam renewal gets go-ahead
  12. "Makó külkapcsolatai – előtérben a kultúra és a gazdaságélénkítés |Makó". 11 Julie 2005. Retrieved 5 Mey 2009. [deid airtin]