Beit She'an

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Beit She'an
בֵּית שְׁאָן
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Beit Šˀan
 • Translit.Bet Šəʼan
 • Also spelledBet She'an (official)
Beth Shean (unofficial)
Beit She'an Beit HaHayal VeHaStudent
Beit She'an Beit HaHayal VeHaStudent
Official logo of Beit She'an
Coordinates: 32°30′N 35°30′E / 32.500°N 35.500°E / 32.500; 35.500Coordinates: 32°30′N 35°30′E / 32.500°N 35.500°E / 32.500; 35.500
Country Israel
Founded6th-5th millennia BCE (Earliest settlement)
Bronze Age (Canaanite city)
 • MayorJackie Levy
 • Total7,330 dunams (7.33 km2 or 2.83 sq mi)
 • Total17,704
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Name meaningHouse of Tranquillity[2]

Beit She'an (Hebrew: בֵּית שְׁאָן audio speaker iconBēṯ Šəʾān ), also known as Beisan (Arabic: بيسان audio speaker iconBisān ), and historically known as Scythopolis (Σκυθόπολις in Ancient Greek) is a city in the Northern District of Israel. It is known for its location near the Jordan River Valley and the Jezreel Valley.

References[change | change source]

  1. "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. Shahin, Mariam (2005). Palestine: A Guide. Interlink Books. pp. 159–165. ISBN 1-56656-557-X.