Ma'ale Efraim is a secular Israeli settlement and local council located along the eastern slopes of the Samarian mountains in the Jordan Valley to Samaria, at 200 meters above sea level, 4 kilometers northeast of the town of Duma, 10 km from the junction of the valley and foothills Sartaba, within the West Bank.
Maale Ephraim was founded in 1978 to serve as the center of all urban settlements in the Jordan Valley, mountain and eastern slopes of Samaria. She was declared a local council in 1981.
Settlement of regional high school six-year «Jordan», meeting arrangement, Student Village, an industrial park and rural accommodation center.
Maale Ephraim lies near a military base that serves as commander of division 162.
Top South Ephraim is a stalactite cave containing a rare species of snail that this cave only known population in the country today. The cave was discovered in the early '90s, with the laying of the Trans-Samaria Highway enhanced.
Today, due to the desire to preserve the unique natural environment in the cave, the site is closed and locked and tourists can not visit without special permission of the NPA.
Institutions and community services.
Population: 1,145 (2014)
Postal Code: 90638
Hebrew: מַעֲלֵה אֶפְרַיִם
English: Ascent of Ephraim
According to Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) As of December 2014, there 1,145 inhabitants in Ma'ale Efraim. The population iss growing at an annual rate of 4.3%. According to CBS data as of December 2013, the local council is ranked fifth out of 10, ranking the socio economic.
In terms of population, Maale Ephraim is a small local council in Israel.