Central District (Israel)

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Center District
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 • Hebrewמְחוֹז הַמֶּרְכָּז
 • Arabicالمنطقة الوسطى
Center District in Israel (+disputed).svg
Local Councils22
Regional Councils12
 • AppointeeJonathan Bar-Siman-Tov
 • Total1,293 km2 (499 sq mi)
 • Total2,115,800
ISO 3166 codeIL-M

The Central District (Hebrew: מְחוֹז הַמֶּרְכָּז‎, Meḥoz haMerkaz; Arabic: المنطقة الوسطى‎) of Israel is one of six administrative districts, including most of the Sharon region. 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 2017 was 2,115,800. According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, 88% of the population is Jewish, 8.2% is Arab, and 4% are “non-classified”, being mostly former Soviet Union immigrants of partial or nominal Jewish ethnic heritage or household members of Jews.[3]

Petah Tikva, Central District

Administrative sub-regions[edit]

Cities Local Councils Regional Councils

Former municipalities[edit]

Former municipalities
  • Kadima (merged with Tzoran; now Kadima-Zoran)
  • 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 Kadima-Zoran)
  • Yehud (merged with Neve Monosson; now Yehud–Monosson)


El Al Airlines maintains its corporate headquarters on the grounds of Ben Gurion Airport and in the Central District.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://www.gov.il/he/Departments/General/board. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Localities by Population, by District, Sub-District and Type of Locality". Statistical Abstract of Israel. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Localities and Population, by Population Group, District, Sub-District and Natural Region" (PDF). Statistical Abstract of Israel. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-06-19.
  4. ^ Local Council of Pardesiya (Israel) Archived November 3, 2005, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ 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.

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