Tel Aviv District

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Tel Aviv District
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 • Hebrewמָחוֹז תֵּל אָבִיב
 • Arabicمنطقة تل أبيب
Tel Aviv District in Israel.svg
Cities10
Local Councils2
Regional Councils0
District Commissioner[1]Tel Aviv
Government
 • PrefectCarmit Fenton
Area
 • Total186 km2 (72 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total1,388,400
 • Density7,258/km2 (18,800/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeIL-TA

The Tel Aviv District (Hebrew: מָחוֹז תֵּל אָבִיב; Arabic: منطقة تل أبيب) is the smallest and most densely populated of the six administrative districts of Israel with a population of 1.35 million residents.[3] It is 98.9% Jewish and 1.10% Arab (0.7% Muslim, 0.4% Christian).[citation needed]

The district's capital is Tel Aviv, one of the two largest cities in Israel and the country's economic, business and technological capital. The metropolitan area created by the Tel Aviv district and its neighboring cities is locally named Gush Dan.

It is the only one of the six districts not adjacent to either the West Bank or an international border, being surrounded on the north, east, and south by the Central District and on the west by the Mediterranean Sea. The population density of the Tel Aviv district is 7,259/km2.

Administrative sub-regions[edit]

Cities Local Councils
Map

List of cities and towns in Tel Aviv district[edit]

Pop Rank Name Population Land Area
(Dunams)
Founded City
Since
Natural
Region
1 Tel Aviv-Yafo 438,818 51,788 1909 1921A
1950B
Tel Aviv
2 Holon 190,838 18,927 1940 1950 Holon
3 Bnei Brak 188,964 7,343 1924 1950 Ramat Gan
4 Ramat Gan 153,674 13,229 1921 1950 Ramat Gan
5 Bat Yam 129,100 8,167 1926 1958 Holon
6 Herzliya 93,116 21,850 1924 1960 Tel Aviv
7 Giv'atayim 58,509 3,246 1922 1959 Ramat Gan
8 Ramat HaSharon 45,066 16,792 1923 2002 Tel Aviv
9 Kiryat Ono 38,596 4,112 1939 1992 Ramat Gan
10 Or Yehuda 36,536 5,141 1949 1988 Ramat Gan
11 Azor 12,570 2,415 1948 Holon
12 Kfar Shmaryahu 1,911 2,665 1937 Tel Aviv
13 Glil Yam (Hof HaSharon RC) 500 - 1943 Tel Aviv
14 Mikveh Israel 432 3,300 1870 Holon
A 1921 Official establishment of Tel Aviv Municipality
B 1950 Merger of municipalities of Tel Aviv and Jaffa

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transfer of Power (District Commissioners and District Officers) Law, 5724-1964, Laws of the State of Israel vol. 18 no 38. (pp. 70-71)
  2. ^ "בעלי תפקידים במשרד הפנים".
  3. ^ "Oops, Something is wrong" (PDF). www.cbs.gov.il.

External links[edit]

Media related to Tel Aviv District at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 32°05′N 34°48′E / 32.083°N 34.800°E / 32.083; 34.800