List of Israeli cities

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Israeli cities in this list are the cities in Israel, and Israeli settlements with city status in the occupied West Bank; Jerusalem includes occupied East Jerusalem. The list 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.[1] 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.

List

Israel has 14 cities with populations over 100,000, including Jerusalem at over 500,000 (including occupied East Jerusalem), and Tel Aviv.[2] In all, there are 76 Israeli municipalities granted "city" status by the Ministry of the Interior.

The list includes four Israeli settlements in the West Bank, an area outside of sovereign Israeli territory. The United Nations Security Council,[3] the United Nations General Assembly,[4] the International Court of Justice,[5] and the International Committee of the Red Cross[6] refer to it as Occupied Palestinian Territory. The area and population of Jerusalem includes that of East Jerusalem which has been de facto annexed by Israel and incorporated within Jerusalem's municipal borders under the Jerusalem Law. This, however, is not recognized by the international community who regard East Jerusalem as part of the Occupied Palestinian Territory.[7][8]

The following table lists all Israeli cities by name, district, area, and population, according to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics' 2012 estimates:[9]

Common name District Hebrew Arabic Population
(2012)[9]n[›]
Area
(km²)[10]
Mayor
Acrea[›] North עכו عكا 47,200 13.533 Shimon Lancry
Afula North עפולה العفولة 41,700 26.909 Yitzhak Meron
Arad South ערד عراد 23,900 93.140 Tali Ploskov
Arielb[›] Judea & Samaria
(West Bank)c[›]
אריאל أريأل 18,200 14.677 Eliyahu Shaviro
Ashdod South אשדוד أشدود 214,900 47.242 Yehiel Lasri
Ashkelond[›] South אשקלון عسقلان 120,000 47.788 Benny Vaknin
Baqa al-Gharbiyye Haifa באקה-אל-ע'רביה باقة الغربية 26,800 16.392 Yitzhak Veled
Bat Yam Tel Aviv בת ים بات يام 129,400 8.167 Shlomo Lahiani
Beershebae[›] South באר שבע بئر السبع 197,300 117.5 Rubik Danilovich
Beit She'anf[›] North בית שאן بيسان 17,200 7.330 Jacky Levi
Beit Shemeshg[›] Jerusalem בית שמש بيت شيمش 89,800 34.259 Moshe Abutbul
Beitar Illit Judea & Samaria
(West Bank)c[›]
ביתר עילית بيتار عيليت 42,500 6.801 Meir Rubenstein
Bnei Brakh[›] Tel Aviv בני ברק بني براك 168,800 7.088 Hanoch Zeibert
Dimona South דימונה ديمونة 33,100 29.877 Meir Cohen
Eilatj[›] South אילת إيلات 47,700 84.789 Meir Yitzhak Halevi
El'ad Center אלעד أيلعاد 41,400 2.756 Yitzhak Idan
Giv'atayim Tel Aviv גבעתיים جفعاتايم 55,700 3.246 Ran Kunik
Giv'at Shmuel Center גבעת שמואל 23,700 2.579 Yossi Brodny
Hadera Haifa חדרה الخضيرة 84,100 49.359 Zvi Gendelman
Haifa Haifa חיפה حيفا 272,200 63.666 Yona Yahav
Herzliyak[›] Tel Aviv הרצליה هرتسليا 89,200 21.585 Yehonatan Yassur
Hod HaSharon Center הוד השרון هود هشارون 51,000 21.585 Hai Adiv
Holon Tel Aviv חולון حولون 185,300 18.927 Moti Sasson
Jerusalem Jerusalem ירושלים أورشليم, القدس 815,300 125.156 Nir Barkat
Kafr Qasimm[›] Center כפר קאסם كفر قاسم 21,100 8.745 Sami Issa
Karmiell[›] North כרמיאל كرميئيل 44,900 19.188 Adi Eldar
Kfar Sabao[›] Center כפר סבא كفار سابا 89,200 14.169 Yehuda Ben-Hemo
Kiryat Atap[›] Haifa קריית אתא كريات آتا 52,700 16.706 Ya'akov Peretz
Kiryat Bialikq[›] Haifa קריית ביאליק كريات بياليك 38,200 8.178 Eli Dokursky
Kiryat Gatr[›] South קריית גת كريات جات 48,300 16.302 Aviram Dahari
Kiryat Malakhis[›] South קריית מלאכי كريات ملاخي 21,200 4.632 Eliyahu Zohar
Kiryat Motzkint[›] Haifa קריית מוצקין كريات موتسكين 38,900 3.778 Haim Zuri
Kiryat Onou[›] Tel Aviv קריית אונו كريات أونو 34,200 4.112 Yossi Nishri
Kiryat Shmonav[›] North קריית שמונה كريات شمونة 23,100 14.228 Nissim Malka
Kiryat Yamw[›] Haifa קריית ים كريات يام 38,300 4.339 Shmuel Sisso
Lod Center לוד اللد 71,100 12.226 Yair Revivo
Ma'ale Adumim Judea & Samaria
(West Bank)c[›]
מעלה אדומים معلي أدوميم 36,900 49.177 Benny Kashriel
Ma'alot-Tarshiha North מעלות-תרשיחא معالوت ترشيحا 21,100 6.832 Shlomo Bohbot
Migdal HaEmekx[›] North מגדל העמק مجدال هعيمق 24,400 7.637 Eliyahu Barda
Modi'in Illit Judea & Samaria
(West Bank)c[›]
מודיעין עילית موديعين عيليت 55,500 4.746 Ya'akov Gutterman
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'uty[›] Center מודיעין-מכבים-רעות موديعين-مكابيم-ريعوت 82,900 50.176 Haim Bibas
Nahariyaz[›] North נהריה نهاريا 53,000 10.233 Jacky Sabag
Nazareth North נצרת الناصرة 74,000 14.123 Ali Salam
Nazareth Illitaa[›] North נצרת עילית الناصرة العليا 40,800 32.521 Shimon Gapso
Nesher Haifa נשר نيشر 23,200 12.790 David Amar
Ness Zionaab[›] Center נס ציונה نيس تسيونا 43,000 15.579 Yossi Shvo
Netanya Center נתניה نتانيا 192,200 28.954 Miriam Feirberg
Netivot South נתיבות نتيفوت 28,700 5.626 Yehiel Zohar
Ofakimac[›] South אופקים أوفاكيم 24,600 10.273 Zvika Greengold
Or Akivaad[›] Haifa אור עקיבא أور عكيفا 16,200 3.539 Simha Yosipov
Or Yehuda Tel Aviv אור יהודה أور يهودا 35,300 5.141 David Yosef
Petah Tikvaae[›] Center פתח תקווה بيتح تكفا 213,900 35.868 Itzik Braverman
Qalansawe Center קלנסווה قلنسوة 20,200 8.417
Ra'anana Center רעננה رعنانا 69,200 14.878 Ze'ev Bielski
Rahat South רהט رهط 56,900 19.586 Talal al-Krenawi
Ramat Gan Tel Aviv רמת גן رمات غان 148,400 13.229 Yisrael Zinger
Ramat HaSharon Tel Aviv רמת השרון رمات هشارون 43,100 16.792 Yitzhak Rochberger
Ramla Center רמלה الرملة 68,000 11.854 Yoel Lavi
Rehovot Center רחובות رحوفوت 120,900 23.041 Rahamim Malul
Rishon LeZionaf[›] Center ראשון לציון ريشون لتسيون 235,100 58.704 Dov Tzur
Rosh HaAyin Center ראש העין رأس العين 40,600 24.390 Moshe Sinai
Safedag[›] North צפת صفد 32,100 29.248 Ilan Shohat
Sakhnin North סח'נין سخنين 27,900 9.816 Mazen Ghnaim
Sderotah[›] South שדרות سديروت 21,600 4.472 David Buskila
Shefa-'Amr (Shfar'am)ai[›] North שפרעם شفا عمرو 38,300 19.766 Nahed Khazem
Tamra North טמרה طمرة 29,500 29.259 Abu el-Hija Adel
Tayibe Center טייבה الطيبة 38,100 18.662 Hemi Doron
Tel Avivaj[›] Tel Aviv תל אביב تل أبيب يافا 414,600 51.788 Ron Huldai
Tiberias North טבריה طبريا 41,700 10.872 Zohar Oved
Tira Center טירה الطيرة 23,900 11.894 Mamoun Abd al-Hay
Tirat Carmelak[›] Haifa טירת כרמל طيرة الكرمل 18,600 5.601 Aryeh Tal
Umm al-Fahm Haifa אום אל-פחם أم الفحم 49,500 22.253 Khaled Aghbariyya
Yavne Center יבנה يبنة 34,200 10.700 Zvi Gov-Ari
Yehud-Monosson Center יהוד-מונוסון يهود مونوسون 27,900 5.014 Yossi Ben-David
Yokneam North יקנעם يوقنعم 20,300 7.390 Simon Alfasi

Fastest growing cities

Eight cities grew by more than 10% between the years 2005 and 2010:[11][12]al[›]

Name Population
in 2005
Population
in 2010
Growth Percentage
change
Beitar Illit 27,000 37,600 10,600 39.3%
Rahat 38,900 53,100 14,200 36.6%
Ness Ziona 29,300 39,100 9,800 33.7%
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut 58,000 76,500 18,500 31.8%
Kiryat Ono 25,400 32,200 6,800 26.9%
Beit Shemesh 65,900 80,600 14,700 22.3%
Ma'ale Adumim 30,200 35,700 5,500 18.4%
Petah Tikva 179,400 211,100 31,700 17.7%
Ramat HaSharon 36,200 41,300 4,100 14.0%
Ramat Gan 128,400 145,900 17,500 13.7%
Qalansawe 16,900 19,200 2,300 13.6%
Nazareth 64,300 73,000 8,700 13.5%
Netivot 24,300 27,500 3,200 13.3%
Tayibe 33,000 37,300 4,300 12.9%
Tamra 26,000 29,300 3,300 12.8%
Nesher 21,300 24,000 2,700 12.7%
Shfar'am 32,800 36,900 4,100 12.5%
Hod HaSharon 43,100 48,500 4,400 12.4%
Rehovot 103,000 115,600 12,600 12.2%
Giv'atayim 48,700 54,000 5,300 10.9%
Tira 20,700 22,900 2,200 10.8%

Cities with a declining population

The population of six cities was lower in 2010 than in 2005:[11][12]

Name Population
in 2005
Population
in 2010
Decline Percentage
change
Nazareth Illit 43,700 40,900 3,200 6.4%
Ra'anana 71,900 68,900 3,000 4.2%
Kiryat Motzkin 39,800 38,500 1,300 3.2%
Dimona 33,500 32,600 900 2.7%
Migdal HaEmek 24,700 24,100 600 2.6%
Tirat Karmel 18,900 18,600 300 1.4%
Ma'alot-Tarshiha 21,100 20,900 200 1%

Cities with a significant number of immigrants

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:[13]

Name Population
(2004)
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

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, de jure, 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:Kafar Qasem
  • ^ 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: Sderot
  • ^ ai: CBS spelling: Shefar'am
  • ^ aj: CBS spelling: Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • ^ ak: CBS spelling: Tirat Karmel
  • ^ al: Certain cities that were local councils as of 2005 were excluded from the list, notably Modi'in Illit, El'ad and Giv'at Shmu'el.

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