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Jokne'am Illit
יקנעם עילית
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יקנעם עילית
Coordinates 32 ° 39 '34 "  N , 35 ° 6' 36"  E Coordinates: 32 ° 39 '34 "  N , 35 ° 6' 36"  E
coat of arms
coat of arms
"Start-up village"
Basic data
Country Israel


Northern District
height 166 m
surface 7.4 km²
Residents 22,746 (2017)
density 3,077.9  Ew. / km²
founding −1500Template: Infobox location / maintenance / date
Website (Hebrew)
mayor Simon Alfasi
Twin cities GermanyGermany Wiehl , Germany Montauban , France
Yokneam Collage.jpg
Yokneams Startup Village
Yokneams Startup Village high-tech park

Jokneʿam , actually Jokneʿam ʿIllit ( Hebrew יָקְנְעָם עִלִּית Joqnəʿam ʿIllit , German 'Ober Joqneʿam' , Plene :יקנעם עילית; Arabic يوكنعام عيليت) is a city in Israel that is also nicknamed Israel's “ Startup Village”. More than 150 high-tech companies are located there, which according to their own statements generate annual sales of six billion US dollars .


It is located in northern Israel on the southeastern foothills of the Carmel Mountains on the edge of the Jezreel plain and had 23,311 inhabitants in 2018. The city is located one kilometer northwest of the Moschavah Joqneʿam, founded in 1935, in the Jezreel plain.


When it was founded in 1950, the city had the status of a development city . It was named after the biblical place (Joshua 21:34) that was on Tell in the urban area. Since 2016 it has been connected to the Israel Railways network with the Haifa – Bet Sche'an line .

Town twinning

More start-up villages

The nickname "Start-up village" also means:

Web links

Commons : Jokne'am  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Startup Village Yokneam. Homepage; accessed on July 21, 2019.
  2. אוכלוסייה ביישובים 2018 (population of the settlements 2018). (XLSX; 0.13 MB) Israel Central Bureau of Statistics , August 25, 2019, accessed May 11, 2020 .
  3. Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land, Jerusalem, 3rd Edition 1993, pp. 479f, ISBN 965-220-186-3