Karmiel is northern Israel’s youngest and fastest growing development town founded in 1964. Originally founded by 90 families, Karmiel now has a population of approximately 50,000 of which 20,000 are immigrants from other countries. It is located in Northern Israel, on the Acre-Safed road in the Beit HaKerem Valley, which divides upper and lower Galilee. Karmiel translates from Hebrew into the ‘Vineyard of God’.
The design of the city is unique and modern, with a complete separation between the industrial and residential areas. There are wide sections of parks, gardens, and tree-lined streets. One of the most distinctive features of the city is its cleanliness. Streets are litter-free and gardens are well kept. The local government has made an effort to attract and use primarily high-tech, environmentally clean, science based industries to the city.
Karmiel became Denver’s fourth sister city in 1977 and, since then, the two cities have been involved in many collaborations and projects with one another.