|• Hebrew||אוֹר יְהוּדָה|
|• ISO 259||ʔor Yhuda|
|Founded||1949 as an immigrants camp|
|• Mayor||David Yosef|
|• Total||5,141 dunams (5.141 km2 or 1.985 sq mi)|
|Name meaning||Judah's Light|
Or Yehuda is located on the site of the biblical city, Kefar Ono. The modern town was established in 1950 on the lands of abandoned Arab villages, Saqiya and Kfar 'Ana. Jews from Iraq and North Africa settled there. In 1988, Or Yehuda was declared a city. Or Yehuda and Milwaukee have been sister cities since 1978. On April 2001, Hamas suicide bombers blew up a car in Or Yehuda, injuring eight people.
According to the CBS, in 2001 the ethnic makeup of the city was 100.0% Jewish. In 2001 there were 13,900 males and 14,000 females. The population of the city was spread out with 34.6% 19 years of age or younger, 17.7% between 20 and 29, 20.5% between 30 and 44, 15.8% from 45 to 59, 3.1% from 60 to 64, and 8.2% 65 years of age or older. The population growth rate in 2001 was 3.4%.
In 2000, Or Yehuda had 14 schools and a student enrollment of 5,147 students (10 elementary schools with 2,894 students, and 6 high schools with 2,253 students). 55.7% of 12th graders were entitled to a matriculation certificate in 2001.
Location of Or Yehuda in the Tel Aviv District
Memorial to Iraqis in Or Yehuda
roundabout in Or Yehuda
Twin towns — Sister cities
Or Yehuda is twinned with:
- Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin, Germany
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- Translation co Babylon sets new Guinness record for downloads, Globes, 14 July 11
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