Kiryat Motzkin

Kiryat Motzkin
  • קִרְיַת מוֹצְקִין
  • كريات موصقين
Hebrew transcription(s)
  ISO 259 Qiryat Móçqin (Motzkin)
  Also spelled Kiryat Motzkin (unofficial)

Mozart Junction in Kiryat Motzkin

Kiryat Motzkin
Coordinates: 32°50′N 35°05′E / 32.833°N 35.083°E / 32.833; 35.083Coordinates: 32°50′N 35°05′E / 32.833°N 35.083°E / 32.833; 35.083
District Haifa
Founded 1934
  Type City
  Mayor Haim Zuri
  Total 3,778 dunams (3.778 km2 or 1.459 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
  Total 40,160

Kiryat Motzkin (Hebrew: קִרְיַת מוֹצְקִין) is a city in the Haifa District of Israel, 8 kilometres (5 miles) north of the city of Haifa. In 2015 it had a population of 40,160. The city is named after Leo Motzkin (1867-1933), one of the organizers of the First Zionist Congress in 1897. The mayor of the city is Haim Zuri.


Kiryat Motzkin was founded in 1934, and by 1935 the first school has been opened.[2]


According to CBS, in 2006 the ethnic makeup of the city was all Jewish and other non-Arabs. There were 18,800 males and 20,900 females, with 25.5% of the population 19 years of age or younger, 15.2% between 20 and 29, 19.0% between 30 and 44, 20.1% from 45 to 59, 4.5% from 60 to 64, and 15.9% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate in 2006 was -0.1% and it grew to 39,590 in 2014.[3] The city is ranked medium-high on the socio-economic scale (7 out of 10)[4]


In 2005, there were 17,887 salaried workers and 978 self-employed. The mean monthly wage for a salaried worker was NIS 6,581, a real change of 0.6% over the course of 2004. Salaried males had a mean monthly wage of NIS 8,773 (a real change of 3.0%) compared to NIS 4,634 for females (a real change of -2.2%). The mean income for self-employed was 6,327. 437 people received unemployment benefits, and 2,157 received an income supplement.


There are 12 schools and 6,071 students in Kiryat Motzkin, with 6 elementary schools (2,724 students) and 6 high schools (3,347 students). 58.4% of 12th-grade students were eligible for a matriculation certificate in 2006.


Kiryat Motzkin is served by Kiryat Motzkin Railway Station,[5] which is on the main Coastal railway line to Nahariya, with southerly trains to Beersheba and Modi'in. The Krayot Central Bus Station is located on the northern edge of the municipality and serves as a terminus for the Metronit bus rapid transit system and local bus routes.

International Relations

Twin towns

Kiryat Motzkin is twinned with:


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