Ma'ale Adumim - Location
- Ma'ale Adumim is located seven kilometers (4.5 miles) east of Jerusalem. This is geographically
significant in that it makes Ma'ale Adumim a central location linking the Jordan Valley and Judean
Desert to the nation capital, Jerusalem. Historically, foreign powers ruling the area - from the
Romans to the Jordanians - attempted to secure this route and considered Ma'ale Adumim
strategically crucial to the defense of Jerusalem.
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- The area boundary of Ma'ale Adumim covers 50 square kilometers (31 square miles). According to city
plans, approximately 10,000 residential units will be constructed in the western zone and 5,000 more
residential units will be built to the east of the city's industrial sector, in the Tibek Kuteif area.
The industrial sector of Ma'ale Adumim (Mishor Adumim) covers an area of 7,750 dunams (1915 acres).
- Ma'ale Adumim is surrounded by unique panoramic views. The northern and western views are of the
Jerusalem Hills, outstanding among them Mt. Scopus and the Mount of Olives. In the southern and
eastern directions, enchanting desert landscapes are visible. From Ma'ale Adumim one is able to see
beyond the Jordan River to the mountains of Edom and Moab.
- The city area of Ma'ale Adumim at its western boundary is situated 400-450 meters above sea level.
The industrial zone and the area to be built east are situated 200-250 meters above sea level.
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