in Northern District, Israel
- Kiryat Shmona Airport (2 mi)
- Ben Ya'akov Airport (16 mi)
- Haifa International Airport (41 mi)
- Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (43 mi)
- Damascus International Airport (56 mi)
- King Hussein Air College (71 mi)
- Sde Dov Airport (88 mi)
- Amman-Marka International Airport (89 mi)
- Ben Gurion International Airport (92 mi)
- Tyre (Unesco heritage, 22 mi)
- Old City of Acre (Unesco heritage, 34 mi)
- Anjar (Unesco heritage, 41 mi)
- Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee (Unesco heritage, 43 mi)
- Ancient City of Damascus (Unesco heritage, 47 mi)
- Biblical Tels - Megiddo, Hazor, Beer Sheba (Unesco heritage, 48 mi)
- Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel: The Nahal Me’arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves (Unesco heritage, 51 mi)
- Byblos (Unesco heritage, 63 mi)
- Baalbek (Unesco heritage, 66 mi)
- Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab) (Unesco heritage, 77 mi)
- Miẕpé Hod (observation point, (22 mi)
- Miẕpé Yammim (observation point, (20 mi)
- Miẕpé Pe’er (observation point, (3 mi)
- Taẕpit Alam Raẖimov (observation point, (13 mi)
- Miẕpor Ẕipporim Ha’Ammud (observation point, (23 mi)
- Miẕpé H̱useyẕ (observation point, (3 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 33.207 and 35.572 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 33° 12' 26" and E 35° 34' 19"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Shekel - ILS
- Spoken languages:
- Hebrew, Arabic, English
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 05:17 AM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Asia/Jerusalem
- UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:44 am and 7:43 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -27.600 and -144.317 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Israel.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Israel. Last Update: 2019-07-15 07:22:53
Delve into Kiryat Shmona
Kiryat Shmona in Northern District with it's 22,035 habitants is located in Israel about 102 mi (or 163 km) north of Jerusalem, the country's capital town.
Current time in Kiryat Shmona is now 05:17 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Jerusalem with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 9 airports close to Kiryat Shmona, of which 3 are larger airports. The closest airport in Israel is Kiryat Shmona Airport in a distance of 2 mi (or 3 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Tyre in Lebanon at a distance of 22 mi (or 36 km). The closest in Israel is Old City of Acre in a distance of 34 mi (or 36 km), West. We encountered 6 points of interest near this location. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Marjayoun, Bent Jbail, Mas`adah, Nabatiye et Tahta and Hasbaiya. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 30°C / 86 °F
|Morning Temperature||19°C / 66 °F|
|Evening Temperature||27°C / 80 °F|
|Night Temperature||18°C / 65 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1005.7 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Gentle Breeze with 8 km/h (5 mph) from East|
|Cloud Conditions||Clear sky, covering 0% of sky|
|General Conditions||Sky is clear|
Wednesday, 24th of July 2019
29°C (85 °F)
18°C (65 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Thursday, 25th of July 2019
29°C (84 °F)
18°C (64 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Friday, 26th of July 2019
29°C (84 °F)
19°C (66 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.
Hotels and Places to Stay
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
The Jordan River or River Jordan is a 251-kilometre -long river in West Asia flowing to the Dead Sea. Currently, the river serves as the eastern border of the State of Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the western border of Jordan. In Christian tradition, Jesus was baptised in the River Jordan by John the Baptist. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan takes its name from this river.
The Hula massacre took place between 31 October and 1 November 1948. Hula (Hule) was a village in Lebanon 3 km west of Kibbutz Manara, not far from the Litani River. It was captured on October 24 by the Carmeli Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces without any resistance at all. Between 35 and 58 captured men were executed in a house which was later blown up on top of them. Revenge was the motive. Two officers were responsible for the massacre.
Tel Hai is a name of a former Jewish settlement in northern Israel, the site of an early battle in the Arab–Israeli conflict, and of a noted monument, tourist attraction, and a college. It is currently part of kibbutz Kfar Giladi.
The Hasbani River, also known as Snir Stream within Israel, is a tributary of the Jordan river. The Hasbani River derives most of its discharge from two springs in Lebanon, the Wazzani and the Haqzbieh, the latter being a group of springs on the uppermost Hasbani. The Hasbani runs for 25 miles in Lebanon before crossing the border and joining with the Banias and Dan Rivers at a point in northern Israel, to form the River Jordan.
Kiryat Shmona Airport
Kiryat Shmona Airport is a public Israeli airport located 2 km east of the northern town of Kiryat Shmona. Its history, based on lack of economic viability and local political differences, has seen various closures and reopenings. Arkia handled domestic flights until end of 2003, when it closed down due to a lack of passenger traffic.
1997 Israeli helicopter disaster
The 1997 Israeli helicopter disaster occurred on 4 February 1997. 73 Israel Defense Forces soldiers were killed when two Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion Yas'ur 2000 helicopters, 357 and 903, collided over She'ar Yashuv in northern Israel. The helicopters were supposed to have crossed the border into Israel's "security zone" in Lebanon, but were hovering while waiting for official clearance to go.
Kafr Kila, Lebanon
KafarKila is a small village in Southern Lebanon. Kafarkila name comes from 'Kfar' (Village) and 'Kila' (Bride) meaning the Bride Village. The total population of the village is about 14,500. The occupants' number increases dramatically during summer. Its altitude is around 700 m from sea level. Kafarkila is well known for its high quality olive oil, grapes, and bee honey in addition to many other farming activities.
Fatima Gate, also known as the Good Fence Crossing, is a former border crossing between Lebanon and Israel. On the Lebanese side, it is close to the village of Kfar Kila and on the Israeli side, it is west of Metula. The crossing has been closed since the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon at the end of the 1982-2000 South Lebanon conflict, and since the summer of 2000 has been the site of many anti-Israeli demonstrations and cross-border stone throwing from Lebanon to Israel.
Upper Galilee Regional Council
The Upper Galilee Regional Council is a regional council in Israel's Upper Galilee region. The area has a population of 15,500 and has been headed for 14 years by Aharon Valenci. Its headquarters are located in Kiryat Shmona, an independent city not included in the council's jurisdiction.
Kiryat Shmona Municipal Stadium
The Kiryat Shmona Municipal Stadium is a football stadium in Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel. It is home to Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona Opened in 1989, the stadium has undergone extensive renovations as the club has climbed from the regional leagues to the Premier League. New plastic seats replaced concrete ones, the pitch was relaid, broadcast facilities built and floodlights erected.
Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council
Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council is a Regional Council in the North District of Israel. It encompasses 13 Moshavim and Communal settlements, from the northern shore of the Kinneret, to the Lebanese border and Mount Hermon. Its offices are located in Merkaz Kach, between roads 90 and 899.
The Galilee Panhandle (Hebrew: אצבע הגליל, Etzba HaGalil is a panhandle along the Hula Valley in northern Israel that incorporates five municipal authorities. Towns in the Galilee panhandle include Metula and Kiryat Shmona.
Tel-Hai Academic College
Tel-Hai Academic College is a college located in Tel Hai in northern Israel, near Kibbutz Kfar Giladi and north of Kiryat Shmona. The college offers academic and continuing education programs for approximately 4,500 students, 70 percent of whom come from outside the Galilee. Minorities comprise about 10 percent of the student body. The college offers degrees in life sciences, social sciences, computer science and the humanities.
This article is about the moshav. For the school of Jewish law, see House of Hillel. Beit Hillel is a moshav for a group of workers in the tower and stockade settlements in the Upper Galilee in northern Israel. It belongs to the Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. It is located on the west bank of Nahal Snir, about 5 km from Kiryat Shmona. The moshav is named after Dr. Hillel Yaffe, a doctor who immigrated to Israel during the Second Aliyah.
She'ar Yashuv is a workers' moshav in the Upper Galilee in the northeastern Hula Valley in northern Israel. It belongs to the Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. It was founded in 1940. As of 2008 it has 200 residents from 78 families. The residents mostly work as service workers for boarding houses. A few work in agriculture and livestock. The moshav came to public awareness after the 1997 Israeli helicopter disaster, when two IDF helicopters collided in midair above the settlement, killing 73.
Night of the Gliders
Night of the Gliders refers to an incident that took place on 25 November 1987, in which one Syrian soldier named (khaled Akar خالد آكر)infiltrated into Israel from South Lebanon using hang gliders to launch a surprise attack against Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers. Six Israeli soldiers were killed and eight others wounded. Khalid Akar was killed that night.
Dan River (Middle East)
The Dan River is the largest tributary of the Jordan river. The sources of the river are multiple springs emerging from Tel Dan along underground fault lines. The river is so named after the Israelite city of Dan, which was captured by the Tribe of Dan during the Judges period. The tribe of Dan conquered the city, then named Laish and then occupied by Canaanites. Its flow provides up to 238 million cubic meters of water annually to the Hulah Valley.
The Prehistoric Man Museum
The Prehistoric Man Museum is a museum of prehistory in Kibbutz Ma'ayan Baruch, Israel. The museum showcases historical artifacts found in and around the kibbutz and houses an extensive collection of prehistoric tools and vessels, including hand axes predating human settled in the Hulah Valley, about 780,000 BCE. The museum's collection includes the skeleton of a prehistoric woman, approximately 50 years old, buried with her dog.
Al Wazzani (Al-Quazzani), also known as Arab Louaize, is a small Lebanese village in the Hasbaya District of the Nabatieh Governorate, just north of the Israel-Lebanon border, on the banks of the Hasbani River. The village is located about 1 km from the Wazzani Spring, a major source of the Hasbani, which is a tributary of the Jordan River. The village has about 200 residents.
Giv'at Ha'Em is a hill named for Henrietta Szold, known as the mother of Youth Aliya. The hill lies in Upper Galilee in northern Israel, 196 m above sea level, 1 km east of the Route 918 and 2 km north of Kfar Szold. The basalt hill, like a few other hills in the eastern Hula Valley, was formed by a spurt of basalt stone during the formation of the Jordan Rift Valley.
Markaba (مركبا) is a village located at Marjayoun municipality at Nabatieh Governorate, Lebanon. It is geographically located south of Raabatt Tallame, East of Banni Hayyan and North east of Tallussah and 850 M larges.
Hurshat Tal is a national park and nature reserve in the North District of Israel. In 1968, 765 dunams were declared national park lands (visitor facilities occupying approximately 250 dunams) and 107 dunams were declared a nature reserve.
Adaisseh is a village in South Lebanon. It is located close to the Blue Line border with Israel, near the Israeli kibbutz Misgav Am.
Nahal Ayun, is a perennial stream in the Galilee Panhandle, Israel. The stream originates from the springs in the Marjayoun valley in southern Lebanon, and runs southward for seven kilometers in various irrigation ditches, until flowing into Israel near Metulla, as a tributary of the Jordan River in the Hula Valley.
Emek Hahula High School
Emek Hahula Comprehensive High School is located in Kfar Blum in the Upper Galilee region of Israel. Emek HaHula Comprehensive High School caters to over 1,000 students grades 7-12. The school is situated in the Upper Galilee region, one of the most picturesque places in Israel. The school provides advanced education for high-achievers while also providing additional help for students with severe learning disabilities and autistic children.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Kiryat Shmona.
- Bent Jbail
- Nabatiye et Tahta
- Al Qunaytirah
- Al Butayhah
- Al Khushniyah
- Khan Arnabah
- Mazra`at Bayt Jinn
- Rachaiya el Ouadi
- Joubb Jannine
- Beit ed Dine
- Ash Shajarah
- Ash Shunah ash Shamaliyah
- Samma ar Rawsan
- As Sanamayn
- Kafr Asad
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Al Khalisa, Halsa, El Khalisa, Halasa, Khalasah, Shemona Kiryat, Qiryat Shmona, Kiryat Shemoneh, Qiryat Shemonah, Qiryat Shemona, Kiryat Shmona, קרית שמונה, קריית שמונה, KSW, Кирьят-Шмона