For the village in Iran, see Karkom, Iran.
Coordinates: 32°55′50″N 35°36′29″E / 32.93056°N 35.60806°E / 32.93056; 35.60806Coordinates: 32°55′50″N 35°36′29″E / 32.93056°N 35.60806°E / 32.93056; 35.60806
District Northern
Council Mevo'ot HaHermon
Affiliation HaMerkaz HaHakla'i
Founded 1986
Founded by Moshavniks
Population (2015)[1] 564
Website karkom.org

Karkom (Hebrew: כַּרְכֹּם, כרכום) is a communal settlement in northern Israel. Located near the Jordan River, east of Hatzor HaGlilit and just north of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 564.


The community was founded in 1986 by residents of nearby moshavim. 160 families live in Karkom. The community is named after an old settlement in antiquity in the area that was also called "Karkom."


  1. "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.
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