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Binyamina ( ) is a town in the Haifa Districtmarker of Israelmarker, south of Haifamarker and north of Netanyamarker. Formerly an independent local council, in 2003 it merged with nearby Giv'at Adamarker. Prior to the merger, the population was 6,600. In 2004, according to Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, the population of Binyamina-Giv'at Ada was 9,800. . Th town has an average population density of 463.4

History

The town was founded in 1922 and named after the Baron Edmond Benjamin James de Rothschild.

The archaeological site of Caesareamarker is located just west of Binyamina. The town is known for its production of wine and honey. It is the birthplace of the late Israeli songwriter Ehud Manor, and is referenced in a number of his songs. It is also the birthplace of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Transport

The Israel Railways train station in Binyaminamarker is the last stop on the Binyamina-Tel Aviv suburban line and a transfer point on the Tel Aviv-Haifa intercity line. A direct non-stop train from Binyamina reaches Tel Aviv or Haifa in 30 minutes.

Economy

The Tishbi Winery, founded by Jonathan Tishbi, was established in Binyamina in 1985. The winery now produces one million bottles annually. Plans have been drawn up to build a wine park on the slopes between Binyamina and Zichron Ya'akovmarker to promote wine tourism in Israel.

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