Katzrin ( Arabic كتسرين, Hebrew קצרין), through the transcription also in several different spellings (including Qazrin), is a municipal administration in the Golan Heights in the northern district of Israel .
The name of the place goes back to the ancient Katzrin location mentioned in the Talmud (קיסרין), which was also preserved in the name of the nearby Arab village of Kisrin. Excavations brought u. a. a synagogue from Byzantine times is revealed. It is the focus of the open-air museum Talmudic Village Katzrin .
The modern place was founded in 1977; ten years earlier, Israel had occupied the area in the Six Day War and has kept it under control ever since. In the meantime (2016) Katzrin has 6,998 inhabitants, including many new immigrants, and is the administrative capital of the Golan.
Katzrin is the seat of the Golan Heights Winery, founded in 1983, and its subsidiary The Golan Brewery .
The catchment area of the OHALO scientific university located in Katzrin , a university for elementary, primary education and sports science with approx. 600 Jewish, Arab-Muslim, Arab-Christian and Druze students extends far beyond the Golan region .
The Ancient Museum for the Golan is located in Katzrin.
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