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Nirit is located in Central Israel
Coordinates: 32°8′38.04″N 34°58′58.79″E / 32.1439000°N 34.9829972°E / 32.1439000; 34.9829972Coordinates: 32°8′38.04″N 34°58′58.79″E / 32.1439000°N 34.9829972°E / 32.1439000; 34.9829972
District Central
Council Drom HaSharon
Affiliation HaMerkaz HaHakla'i
Founded 1982
Population (2016)[1] 977
Name meaning Ridolfia segetum

Nirit (Hebrew: נִירִית‬) is a community settlement in central Israel. Located near Matan and the Horshim forest, it falls under the jurisdiction of Drom HaSharon Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 977.[1]


Nirit community center

Nirit was founded on January 19, 1982[2] and was named after an indigenous plant, Ridolfia segetum, growing nearby. It expanded twice, once in 1986–1988 and again in 2000. Until 1986 there were only 15 families in temporary buildings, and nowadays it grew to about 240 families. In 2005 a new neighborhood named Nof Hasharon was built adjacent to Nirit. This neighborhood is located just outside the Green Line, actually belongs to the settlement Alfei Menashe, but in reality merged with Nirit for all intent and purpose.

The community is managed by elected committees, whose members are volunteers.

The communal character of Nirit is expressed by an active cultural life, events, and close ties between the residents.

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Nirit - The Beginning Nirit (in Hebrew)

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