Central District (Israel)
|• Hebrew||מְחוֹז הַמֶּרְכָּז|
|• Arabic||المنطقة الوسطى|
|• District Commissioner||Jonathan Bar-Siman-Tov|
|• Total||1,293 km2 (499 sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||IL-M|
The Central District (Hebrew: מְחוֹז הַמֶּרְכָּז, Meḥoz haMerkaz; Arabic: المنطقة الوسطى) of Israel is one of six administrative districts, including most of the Sharon region. It is further divided into 4 sub-districts: Petah Tikva, Ramla, Sharon, and Rehovot. The district's largest city is Rishon LeZion. The district's population as of 2017 was 2,115,800. According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, 88% of the population is Jewish, 8.2% is Arab, and 4% are “non-classified”, being mostly former Soviet Union immigrants of partial or nominal Jewish ethnic heritage or household members of Jews.
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