Zevulun Regional Council

  • זבולון
District Haifa
  Type Regional council (from 1950)
  Head of Municipality Dov Yeshoron
  Total 62,820 dunams (62.82 km2 or 24.25 sq mi)
Population (2014)
  Total 12,900
Website Official website
Zvulun Valley

Zevulun Regional Council (Hebrew: מועצה אזורית זבולון, Mo'atza Azorit Zvulun) is a regional council in the Haifa District of Israel. Founded in 1950, it had a population of 10,900 in 2006.

The council borders Mateh Asher Regional Council to the north, Jezreel Valley Regional Council and Shefa-'Amr to the east, Carmel Nature Reserve national park and kiryat Tiv'on to the south and HaKerayot to the west.


The name is derived from the Hebrew name "Emek Zevulun", lit. "Zebulun Valley", given by Zionist pioneers to the coastal area stretching along the Bay of Acre, from Acre (Akko) to Haifa, in the wrong assumption that the tribe of Zebulun once had its territory in this area. This land was actually part of the allotment of Asher, and it is a coastal plain, not a valley.

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Coordinates: 32°47′42″N 35°06′54″E / 32.795°N 35.115°E / 32.795; 35.115

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