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Ofra is located approximately eight kilometers south of Shiloh, where the Mishkan (the Tabernacle) was first placed in Israel, at the foot of the Baal Hazor Mountain, one of the highest mountains in Judea and Samaria. There are various educational institutions and cultural facilities in Ofra, including Ofra Girls High School, a field school and the Cave Research Institute an industrial zone and agriculture. Ofra attracts young couples and families, and many of Ofra’s second generation have chosen Ofra as the place to build their homes.

Ofra was established on April 20, 1975 and was the first yishuv, or village, to be inhabited by Jews in Samaria after the 6 day war victory (in 1967).

Ofra is located within the jurisdiction of the Mateh Binyamin Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 3189. The city is located in the portion of Israel that was designated for the tribe of Binyamin (Benjamin).