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Metula is a local municipality in the North District of Israel. The municipality governs a land area of 2,000 dunams. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), September 2003 Metula had a population of 1,400, predominantly Jewish. Metula was declared a local municipality in 1949. Also according to the CBS the population over the years was: North District, or Northern District, is one of six districts in Israel, it covers a large area of the Galilee, and includes the following cities: Afula עפולה Akko (Acre) עכו Bet Shean בית שאן Caesarea (Qesarriya) קיסריה Karmiel כרמיאל Maalot-Tarshiha Migdal HaEmeq מגדל העמק Nahariyya נהריה Nazareth נצרת Nazerat Illit נצרת עילית Sakhnin סחנין Shefa-Amr (Shfaram) שפרעם Tiberias טבריה Zefat... A dunam (or dönüm) is a unit of land area enclosing 1000 square metres. ... Israel Central Bureau of Statistics is a state organization for the creation and maintenance of numeric data related to populations vis a vis the ethnic makeup of Israel and its cities. ... The word Jew (Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity; and often a combination of these attributes. ... 1949 is a common year starting on Saturday. ...


Population

1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1961 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

History

Metula was founded in 1896 on lands bought by Baron Nathan Rothschild. Its founders were 60 farming families from the more veteran settlements and 20 families of non-farming professions. 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild (1840–31 March 1915) was a British banker and politician from the international Rothschild financial dynasty. ...


Geography

Metula is located on the Israel-Lebanon border 6 kilometers north of Qiryat Shemona and at the elevation of 520 meters above sea level. Metula is the furthest north town in Israel. Qiryat Shemona (קרית שמונה; unofficially also spelled Kiryat Shmona) is a city in the North District in Israel. ...


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Metula Spill, OilSpills.org (1299 words)
For this reason, the Metula spill area became a natural laboratory for studying the long-term effects of oil on the environment.
On September 24, during a period of fifty knot winds, the Metula floated free and was pulled to a pre-selected anchorage approximately 13 miles from Punta Baxa.
When this migration did finally occur in mid-September, the leaking from the Metula was stabilized and most of the spilled oil had already beached on the shore or in the estuaries.
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