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  4. Built Environment (hierarchy name)
  5. Settlements and Landscapes (hierarchy name)
  6. inhabited places
  7. [settlements by ownership]
  8. collective settlements
  9. kibbutzim
Scope note
Israeli collective settlements, typically agricultural and often industrial in nature, in which all wealth is shared among its members. Profits are reinvested in the settlement after everyone has been provided with food, clothing, shelter, educational, and medical services. Adults have private quarters, but children are generally housed collectively. Kibbutzim are generally established on land leased from the Jewish National Fund and convene weekly for general meetings to determine policy and elect their administrative officials.
Accepted term: 20-May-2024