Central District (Israel)

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Center District
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 • Hebrew מָחוֹז הַמֶרְכָּז
Center District in Israel (+disputed).svg
Cities 18
Local Councils 22
Regional Councils 12
Capital Ramla
Area
 • Total 1,293 km2 (499 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,854,900

The Central District (Hebrew: מָחוֹז הַמֶרְכָּז, Meḥoz haMerkaz) of Israel is one of six administrative districts, including most of the Sharon region. The district capital is Ramla. It is further divided into 4 sub-districts: Petah Tikva, Ramla, Sharon and Rehovot. The district's largest city is Rishon LeZion. Its population as of 2008 was 1,730,500. According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, 88% of the population is Jewish, 8.2% is Arab, and 4% are not classified, and are mostly former Soviet Union immigrants of partially Jewish heritage or family relationship.[1]

Administrative sub-regions[edit]

Cities Local Councils Regional Councils

Former Municipalities[edit]

Former Municipalities
  • Kadima (merged with Tzoran; now Tzoran-Kadima)
  • Maccabim-Re'ut (merged with Modi'in; now Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut)
  • Modi'in (merged with Maccabim-Re'ut; now Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut)
  • Neve Monosson (merged with Yehud and declared an autonomous borough within Yehud-Monosson)
  • Tzoran (merged with Kadima; now Tzoran-Kadima)
  • Yehud (merged with Neve Monosson; now Yehud-Monosson)

Economy[edit]

El Al maintains its corporate headquarters on the grounds of Ben Gurion Airport and in the Central District.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Localities and Population, by Population Group, District, Sub-District and Natural Region". Statistical Abstract of Israel. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  2. ^ Local Council of Pardesiya (Israel)
  3. ^ Orme, William A. Jr. "El Al at a Turning Point; A Mirror of Israel's Divisions Prepares to Go 49% Public." The New York Times. March 5, 1999. C1, New York Edition. 1. Retrieved on February 15, 2010.

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 31°56′N 34°52′E / 31.933°N 34.867°E / 31.933; 34.867