Azor

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Azor
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew אָזוֹר
 • ISO 259 ʔazor
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Official logo of Azor
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Azor is located in Israel
Azor
Azor
Coordinates: 32°1′20.03″N 34°48′40.47″E / 32.0222306°N 34.8112417°E / 32.0222306; 34.8112417Coordinates: 32°1′20.03″N 34°48′40.47″E / 32.0222306°N 34.8112417°E / 32.0222306; 34.8112417
District Tel Aviv
Founded 1948
Government
 • Type Local council (from 1951)
 • Head of Municipality Arie Pechter
Area
 • Total 2,415 dunams (2.415 km2 or 597 acres)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 11,701
Website www.azor.muni.il
Location of Azor in the Tel Aviv District

Azor (Hebrew: אָזוֹר) (also Azur) is a small town (local council) in the Tel Aviv District of Israel, on the old Jaffa-Jerusalem road southeast of Tel Aviv. Established in 1948, Azor was granted local council status in 1951. It was named for the ancient city of Azur (lit. mighty, heroic), preserved in the name of the Arab village of Yazur.[2] In 2012, it had a population of 11,701 and a jurisdiction of 2,415 dunams (~2.4 km²).[3][1]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2012. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ Azur, Israel
  3. ^ "Local Authorities in Israel 2005, Publication #1295 - Municipality Profiles - Azor" (in Hebrew). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2008-04-17. 
  4. ^ Raffi Khatchadourian (May 13, 2013). "The Chaos of the Dice". The New Yorker. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ Don't mess around with me, Haaretz