Mateh Asher Regional Council

Mateh Asher
  • מטה אשר
District Northern
  Type Regional council (from 1982)
  Head of Municipality Yoram Israeli
  Total 212,150 dunams (212.15 km2 or 81.91 sq mi)
Population (2014)
  Total 25,800
Website Official website

The Mateh Asher Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית מטה אשר, Mo'atza Azorit Mateh Asher) is a regional council in the western Galilee of northern Israel. It is named after the Tribe of Asher which had been allotted the region in antiquity according to the Book of Joshua (19:24-31). It was founded in 1982 as a merger of three regional councils: Ga'aton, Na'aman and Sulam Tzur. The council's offices are located on Highway 4, between Regba and Lohamei HaGeta'ot.

The regional council was established in 1982, now stretches over 216,059 dunams and includes about 17,300 residents.[1] As of 2008, the head of the regional council is Yehuda Shavit, and the chief rabbi is Rabbi Shlomo Ben Eliyahu.

List of settlements

This regional council provides municipal services for the populations within its territory, who live in various types of communities including kibbutzim and moshavim, Arab villages, and communal and other settlements:



Communal settlements and villages

Arab villages

International relations

Mateh Asher is twin towns with following cities and districts:[2]


Coordinates: 32°58′13.12″N 35°5′37.32″E / 32.9703111°N 35.0937000°E / 32.9703111; 35.0937000

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