List of cities in Israel

List of Israeli cities

Haifa
Rishon LeZion
Ashdod
Beersheba
Petah Tikva
Netanya
Holon
Bnei Brak
Bat Yam
Ramat Gan
Ashkelon
Rehovot

The following list of Israeli cities is based on the current index of the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Within Israel's system of local government, an urban municipality can be granted a city council by the Israeli Interior Ministry when its population exceeds 20,000. The term "city" does not generally refer to local councils or urban agglomerations, even though a defined city often contains only a small portion of an urban area or metropolitan area's population.

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List of cities

Israel has 14 cities with populations over 100,000, including Jerusalem at over a 500,000, and Tel Aviv, which is considered to be approaching global city status. In all, there are 75 Israeli municipalities granted "city" status by the Ministry of the Interior, the most recent addition being the Arab Israeli settlement of Kafr Qasim.

The list includes four cities in the West Bank, an area to which Israel has not applied its sovereignty. Under international law, the West Bank is considered to be, , a territory not part of any state. The United Nations Security Council, the United Nations General Assembly, the International Court of Justice, and the International Committee of the Red Cross refer to it as occupied by Israel. The area and population of Jerusalem includes that of East Jerusalem which is incorporated within its municipal borders, and is considered to have annexation under the Jerusalem Law and is not recognized by the international community.

The following sortable table lists all Israeli cities by name, district, area, and population, according to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics' 2009 census:

Haifa
Rishon LeZion
Ashdod
Beersheba
Petah Tikva
Netanya
Bnei Brak (in the foreground)
Bat Yam
Ramat Gan
Ashkelon
Common name District Area (km²) Hebrew Arabic Population (2009) Mayor
Acre North 13.533 עכו عكا 46,300 Shimon Lancry
Afula North 26.909 עפולה العفولة 40,500 Avi Elkabetz
Arad South 93.140 ערד عراد 23,400 Gideon Bar-Lev
Ariel Judea & Samaria 14.677 אריאל أريأل 17,600 Ron Nachman
Ashdod South 47.242 אשדוד أشدود/إسدود 206,400 Yehiel Lasri
Ashkelon South 47.788 אשקלון أسكلون/عسقلان/المجدل 111,900 Benny Vaknin
Baqa-Jatt Haifa 16.392 באקה-ג'ת باقة جت 34,300 Yitzhak Veled
Bat Yam Tel Aviv 8.167 בת ים بات يام 130,000 Shlomo Lahiani
Beersheba South 52.903 באר שבע بئر السبع 194,300 Rubik Danilovich
Beit She'an North 7.330 בית שאן بيسان 16,900 Jacky Levi
Beit Shemesh Jerusalem 34.259 בית שמש بيت شيمش 77,100 Moshe Abutbul
Beitar Illit Judea & Samaria 6.801 ביתר עילית بيتار عيليت 35,000 Meir Rubenstein
Bnei Brak Tel Aviv 7.088 בני ברק بني براك 154,400 Ya'akov Asher
Dimona South 29.877 דימונה ديمونة 32,400 Meir Cohen
Eilat South 84.789 אילת إيلات/أم الرشراش 47,400 Meir Yitzhak Halevi
El'ad Center 2.756 אלעד أيلعاد 36,300 Yitzhak Idan
Giv'atayim Tel Aviv 3.246 גבעתיים جبعاتايم/جفعاتايم 53,000 Reuven Ben-Shahar
Giv'at Shmuel Center 2.579 גבעת שמואל 21,800 Yossi Brodny
Hadera Haifa 49.359 חדרה الخضيرة 80,200 Haim Avitan
Haifa Haifa 63.666 חיפה حيفا 265,600 Yona Yahav
Herzliya Tel Aviv 21.585 הרצליה هرتسليا 87,000 Yael German
Hod HaSharon Center 21.585 הוד השרון هود هشارون 47,200 Hai Adiv
Holon Tel Aviv 18.927 חולון حولون 184,700 Moti Sasson
Jerusalem Jerusalem 125.156 ירושלים أورشليم, القدس 773,600 Nir Barkat
Karmiel North 19.188 כרמיאל كرميئيل 44,100 Adi Eldar
Kafr Qasim Center 8.745 כפר קאסם كفر قاسم 18,800 Sami Issa
Kfar Saba Center 14.169 כפר סבא كفار سابا 83,600 Yehuda Ben-Hemo
Kiryat Ata Haifa 16.706 קריית אתא كريات آتا 50,700 Ya'akov Peretz
Kiryat Bialik Haifa 8.178 קריית ביאליק كريات بياليك 37,300 Eli Dokursky
Kiryat Gat South 16.302 קריית גת كريات جات/كريات غات 47,400 Aviram Dahari
Kiryat Malakhi South 4.632 קריית מלאכי كريات ملاخي 20,600 Motti Malka
Kiryat Motzkin Haifa 3.778 קריית מוצקין كريات موتسكين 38,000 Haim Zuri
Kiryat Ono Tel Aviv 4.112 קריית אונו كريات أونو 31,000 Yossi Nishri
Kiryat Shmona North 14.228 קריית שמונה كريات شمونة 23,100 Nissim Malka
Kiryat Yam Haifa 4.339 קריית ים كريات يام 37,700 Shmuel Sisso
Lod Center 12.226 לוד اللد 69,800 Ilan Harari
Ma'ale Adumim Judea & Samaria 49.177 מעלה אדומים معلي أدوميم 34,300 Benny Kashriel
Ma'alot-Tarshiha North 6.832 מעלות-תרשיחא معالوت ترشيحا 20,600 Shlomo Bohbot
Migdal HaEmek North 7.637 מגדל העמק مجدال هعيمق/مغدال هعيمق 23,900 Eliyahu Barda
Modi'in Illit Judea & Samaria 4.746 מודיעין עילית موديعين عيليت 46,200 Ya'akov Gutterman
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut Center 50.176 מודיעין-מכבים-רעות موديعين-مكابيم-ريعوت 72,700 Haim Beebas
Nahariya North 10.233 נהריה نهاريا 51,200 Jacky Sabag
Nazareth North 14.123 נצרת الناصرة 72,200 Ramiz Jaraisy
Nazareth Illit North 32.521 נצרת עילית الناصرة العليا 40,800 Shimon Gapso
Nesher Haifa 12.790 נשר نيشر 23,600 David Amar
Ness Ziona Center 15.579 נס ציונה نيس تسيونا 38,100 Yossi Shvo
Netanya Center 28.954 נתניה نتانيا 183,200 Miriam Feirberg
Netivot South 5.626 נתיבות نتيبوت/نتيفوت 26,700 Yehiel Zohar
Ofakim South 10.273 אופקים أوفاكيم 24,000 Zvika Greengold
Or Akiva Haifa 3.539 אור עקיבא أور عكيفا 16,100 Simha Yosipov
Or Yehuda Tel Aviv 5.141 אור יהודה أور يهودا 34,400 David Yosef
Petah Tikva Center 35.868 פתח תקווה بيتح تكفا 209,600 Yitzhak Ohayon
Qalansawe Center 8.417 קלנסווה قلنسوة 18,700
Ra'anana Center 14.878 רעננה رعنانا 68,300 Nahum Hofree
Rahat South 19.586 רהט رهط 51,700 Talal al-Krenawi
Ramat Gan Tel Aviv 13.229 רמת גן رمات جان/رمات غان 145,000 Zvi Bar
Ramat HaSharon Tel Aviv 16.792 רמת השרון رمات هشارون 40,600 Yitzhak Rochberger
Ramla Center 11.854 רמלה الرملة 65,800 Yoel Lavi
Rehovot Center 23.041 רחובות رحوبوت/رحوفوت 112,700 Rahamim Malul
Rishon LeZion Center 58.704 ראשון לציון ريشون لتسيون 228,200 Dov Tzur
Rosh HaAyin Center 24.390 ראש העין رأس العين 38,500 Moshe Sinai
Safed North 29.248 צפת صفد 29,500 Ilan Shohat
Sakhnin North 9.816 סח'נין سخنين 25,700 Mazen Ghnaim
Sderot South 4.472 שדרות سديروت 20,700 David Buskila
Shefa-'Amr (Shfar'am) North 19.766 שפרעם شفا عمرو 36,200 Nahed Khazem
Tamra North 29.259 טמרה طمرة 28,700 Abu el-Hija Adel
Tayibe Center 18.662 טייבה الطيبة 36,500 Hemi Doron
Tel Aviv Tel Aviv 51.788 תל אביב تل أبيب يافا 403,700 Ron Huldai
Tiberias North 10.872 טבריה طبريا 41,300 Zohar Oved
Tira Center 11.894 טירה الطيرة 22,600 Mamoun Abd-El Hay
Tirat Carmel Haifa 5.601 טירת כרמל طيرة الكرمل 18,600 Aryeh Tal
Umm al-Fahm Haifa 22.253 אום אל-פחם أم الفحم 46,100 Khaled Aghbariyya
Yavne Center 10.700 יבנה يبنة 33,000 Zvi Gov-Ari
Yehud-Monosson Center 5.014 יהוד-מונוסון يهود مونوسون 26,500 Yossi Ben-David
Yokneam North 7.390 יקנעם يوقنعم 19,100 Simon Alfasi

Cities with a declining population

The population of six cities was lower in 2005 than in 2000. They are sorted by approximate decline percentage:

Name 2000 estimate 2005 estimate Decline Percentage Change
Bat Yam 137,000 129,700 7,300 5.3%
Kiryat Yam 39,300 37,600 1,700 4.3%
Arad 24,000 23,300 700 2.9%
Nazareth Illit 44,400 43,700 700 1.5%
Haifa 270,500 267,000 3,500 1.2%
Dimona 33,900 33,500 400 1.1%

Fastest growing cities

Beit Shemesh

Eight cities grew by more than 10% between the years 2000 and 2005. They are sorted by percent growth:

Name 2000 estimate 2005 estimate Growth Percentage Change
Beitar Illit 15,800 27,000 11,200 70.9%
Beit Shemesh 44,200 65,900 21,700 49.1%
Ma'ale Adumim 24,900 30,200 5,100 21.3%
Hod HaSharon 36,000 43,100 7,100 19.7%
Ashdod 174,200 200,600 26,400 15.2%
Tamra 22,600 26,000 3,400 15%
Nahariya 44,100 49,800 5,700 12.9%

Cities with a significant immigrant population

Arad
Ariel

Following is a list of cities with an immigrant population of over 10%. The Israel Central Bureau of Statistics considers immigrants to be those who arrived in Israel after 1990. Most came from the former Soviet Union, although a considerable number came from Ethiopia and Argentina. This data is correct as of December 2004:

Name 2004 Population Immigrants since 1990 Percentage
Nazareth Illit 43,900 20,300 46.2%
Arad 23,500 10,100 43.0%
Ariel 16,400 7,000 42.7%
Or Akiva 15,800 6,700 42.4%
Karmiel 43,500 16,900 38.9%
Sderot 20,000 7,400 37.0%
Ma'alot-Tarshiha 21,000 7,700 36.7%
Kiryat Yam 38,000 13,900 36.6%
Ashdod 196,900 69,600 35.4%
Ashkelon 105,100 36,100 34.4%
Bat Yam 130,400 42,800 32.8%
Kiryat Gat 47,800 15,300 32.0%
Nesher 21,200 6,500 30.7%
Beersheba 184,500 56,200 30.5%
Hadera 75,300 22,200 29.5%
Netanya 169,400 46,400 27.4%
Haifa 268,300 66,300 24.7%
Petah Tikva 176,200 37,200 21.1%
Rehovot 101,900 20,200 19.8%
Rishon LeZion 217,400 40,200 18.5%
Holon 165,800 29,500 17.8%
Tel Aviv 371,400 45,500 12.3%

See also

  • City council (Israel)
  • Districts of Israel
  • Geography of Israel
  • List of Arab localities in Israel
  • List of cities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip
  • List of regional councils in Israel

Notes

  • ^ a: CBS spelling: Akko
  • ^ b: CBS spelling: Ari'el
  • ^ c: These cities are located in the West Bank, an area to which Israel has not applied its sovereignty. Under international law, the West Bank is considered to be, , a territory not part of any state. The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is included in the occupied Palestinian territories by the United Nations and a number of human rights organizations.
  • ^ d: CBS spelling: Ashqelon
  • ^ e: CBS spelling: Be'er Sheva
  • ^ f: CBS spelling: Bet She'an
  • ^ g: CBS spelling: Bet Shemesh
  • ^ h: CBS spelling: Bene Beraq
  • ^ i: CBS spelling: Ir Karmel
  • ^ j: CBS spelling: Elat
  • ^ k: CBS spelling: Herzliyya
  • ^ l: CBS spelling: Karmi'el
  • ^ m: CBS spelling:Kfar Kassem
  • ^ n: In Kafr Qasim as of 2005
  • ^ o: CBS spelling: Kefar Sava
  • ^ p: CBS spelling: Qiryat Atta
  • ^ q: CBS spelling: Qiryat Bialik
  • ^ r: CBS spelling: Qiryat Gat
  • ^ s: CBS spelling: Qiryat Mal'akhi
  • ^ t: CBS spelling: Qiryat Motzkin
  • ^ u: CBS spelling: Qiryat Ono
  • ^ v: CBS spelling: Qiryat Shemona
  • ^ w: CBS spelling: Qiryat Yam
  • ^ x: CBS spelling: Migdal HaEmeq
  • ^ y: CBS spelling: Modi'in-Makkabbim-Re'ut
  • ^ z: CBS spelling: Nahariyya
  • ^ aa: CBS spelling: Nazerat Illit
  • ^ ab: CBS spelling: Nes Ziyyona
  • ^ ac: CBS spelling: Ofaqim
  • ^ ad: CBS spelling: Or Aqiva
  • ^ ae: CBS spelling: Petah Tiqwa
  • ^ af: CBS spelling: Rishon LeZiyyon
  • ^ ag: CBS spelling: Zefat
  • ^ ah: CBS spelling: Sederot
  • ^ ai: CBS spelling: Shefar'am
  • ^ aj: CBS spelling: Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • ^ ak: CBS spelling: Tirat Karmel
  • ^ al: The town of El'ad grew from 5,800 residents in 2000 to 25,500 in 2005, a growth of 339.7%. Similarly, Modi'in Illit grew from 16,400 residents to 30,500, an 86% growth. They were however local councils as of 2005, and are therefore excluded from the list.

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