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List of cities in Israel

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This list includes localities that are in Israel that the Israeli Ministry of Interior has designated as a city council. 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 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 16 cities with populations over 100,000, including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv-Yafo.[2] In all, there are 77 Israeli localities granted "municipalities" (or "city") status by the Ministry of the Interior, including four Israeli settlements in the West Bank.[3] Two more cities are planned: Kasif, a planned city to be built in the Negev, and Harish, originally a small town currently being built into a large city. 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.[4][5] If East Jerusalem is considered part of Israel, Tel Aviv is the country's second most populous city with 452,000 residents after Jerusalem with 919,000; if not, Tel Aviv is the most populous city before West Jerusalem with around 350,000.

The following table lists all Israeli cities by name, district, population, and area, according to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics:

Name First
settlement
Photo District Population
estimate,
2019[6]
Population
census,
2008[7]
Change,
2008–
–2019
Area,
km²
[8]
Density,
per km²
[9]
Socio-
economic
index[10]
Acre[cbs 1] Bronze Age Aerial view of Acre 1.jpg North 49,380 46,100 +7.11% 13.5 3,362.0 −0.395
Afula Bronze Age WikiAir Flight IL-13-09 022.jpg North 54,250 40,200 +34.95% 26.9 1,611.7 −0.028
Arad 1962 WikiAir IL-13-06 015 - Arad.JPG South 26,756 23,400 +14.34% 93.1 195.9 0.287
Arraba[cbs 2] N/A Arabenorth.JPG North 25,833 20,600 +25.40% 8.25 3,097.1 −0.945
Ashdod Bronze Age Ashdod 2005, rooftop view p2.JPG South 225,939 204,300 +10.59% 47.2 4,783.9 −0.109
Ashkelon[cbs 3] Neolithic Ashkelonskyline.jpg South 144,073 110,600 +30.26% 47.8 2,964.8 -0.032
Baqa al-Gharbiyye Middle Ages Baqa el gharbiya 2007 04 14.jpg Haifa 29,950 N/A N/A 16.4 3,152.1 −0.736
Bat Yam 1926 Bat Yam view.jpg Tel Aviv 129,013 130,300 −0.99% 8.2 15,758.4 −0.025
Beersheba[cbs 4] 1900[note 1] PikiWiki Israel 36687 Beersheba birds eye view.JPG South 209,687 193,400 +8.42% 117.5 1,751.7 0.035
Beit She'an[cbs 5] Neolithic PikiWiki Israel 11343 Round Center.jpg North 18,464 16,900 +9.25% 7.3 2,379.9 −0.277
Beit Shemesh[cbs 6] 1950 PikiWiki Israel 11209 Landscape view.jpg Jerusalem 124,957 72,700 +71.88% 34.3 2,866.6 −1.149
Bnei Brak[cbs 7] 1924 PBeneBerak002.jpg Tel Aviv 204,639 151,800 +34.81% 7.1 25,709.4 −1.304
Dimona 1955 PikiWiki Israel 4562 Dimona renewal.JPG South 34,500 32,400 +6.48% 29.9 193.7 −0.235
Eilat[cbs 8] Neolithic North Beach Eilat.jpg South 52,299 47,300 +10.57% 84.8 509.6 0.247
El'ad 1998 Elad03.JPG Center 48,763 33,900 +43.84% 2.8 13,138.6 −1.493
Giv'at Shmuel[cbs 9] 1944 PikiWiki Israel 8994 Cities in Israel.jpg Center 26,578 21,000 +26.56% 2.6 9,978.1 1.124
Givatayim[cbs 10] 1922 Tel Aviv - תל אביב (15845688503).jpg Tel Aviv 60,644 52,100 +16.40% 3.3 18,058.2 1.417
Hadera 1891 WikiAir Flight IL-13-09 077.jpg Haifa 97,335 79,400 +22.59% 49.4 1,809.2 0.255
Haifa Antiquity Haifa Shrine and Port.jpg Haifa 285,316 264,300 +7.95% 63.7 4,331.4 0.652
Herzliya[cbs 11] 1924 Herzliyya skyline.jpg Tel Aviv 97,470 86,300 +12.94% 21.6 4,291.0 1.373
Hod HaSharon 1924 הוד השרון 5.JPG Center 63,175 46,300 +36.45% 21.6 3,058.9 1.485
Holon 1935 HOLON.png Tel Aviv 196,282 176,300 +11.33% 18.9 10,017.7 0.509
Jerusalem Neolithic Jerusalem-2013(2)-Aerial-Temple Mount-(south exposure).jpg Jerusalem 936,425 759,700 +23.26% 125.2 7,014.1 −0.802
Kafr Qasim[cbs 12] 19th century Kafr Quasim Memorial, Israel.jpg Center 23,823 18,400 +29.47% 8.7 2,391.5 −0.841
Karmiel[cbs 13] 1964 Karmiel Ramat-Rabin district September 2006.jpg North 46,252 44,200 +4.64% 19.2 2,056.3 0.309
Kfar Saba[cbs 14] 1903 Kfar Saba new district.JPG Center 101,432 82,800 +22.50% 14.2 6,831.0 1.191
Kfar Yona[cbs 15] 1932 "כל הכפר" - כפר יונה ממבט הרחפן.jpg Center 24,778 16,500 +50.17% 11.0 1,962.4 0.786
Kiryat Ata[cbs 16] 1925 Kiryat ata3.jpg Haifa 59,030 50,400 +17.12% 16.7 3,253.0 0.249
Kiryat Bialik[cbs 17] 1934 Krayon.jpg Haifa 40,231 37,200 +8.15% 8.2 4,650.1 0.567
Kiryat Gat[cbs 18] 1954 PikiWiki Israel 16194 kiryat gat.jpg South 57,105 47,500 +20.22% 16.3 3,328.2 −0.378
Kiryat Malakhi[cbs 19] 1950 Kiryat Mal'achi town hall plaza.jpg South 23,819 20,500 +16.19% 4.6 4,741.2 −0.594
Kiryat Motzkin[cbs 20] 1934 Kiryat Motzkin Aerial View.jpg Haifa 43,303 38,100 +13.66% 3.8 10,612.0 0.590
Kiryat Ono[cbs 21] 1939 Qiryatono2.jpg Tel Aviv 40,409 30,000 +34.70% 4.1 8,557.8 1.513
Kiryat Shmona[cbs 22] 1949 Qiryat Shemona 2007.JPG North 22,512 23,200 −2.97% 14.2 1,595.8 −0.014
Kiryat Yam[cbs 23] 1941 Kiryat Yam.jpg Haifa 39,897 37,700 +5.83% 4.3 8,568.6 0.018
Lod Neolithic Downtown area of Lod, Israel 00262.JPG Center 77,223 69,400 +11.27% 12.2 6,078.3 −0.448
Ma'alot-Tarshiha 1963 PikiWiki Israel 14587 Maalot.JPG North 21,836 20,600 +6.00% 6.8 2,303.0 0.024
Migdal HaEmek[cbs 24] 1953 PikiWiki Israel 11196 Cities in Israel.JPG North 25,675 23,900 +7.43% 7.6 2,876.6 −0.273
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
[cbs 25]
1985 Modi'in 02003.JPG Center 93,277 69,300 +34.60% 50.2 1,862.5 1.351
Nahariya[cbs 26] 1935 Naharia IMG 1324.jpg North 58,096 51,300 +13.25% 10.2 4,941.8 0.436
Nazareth Bronze Age Habsora from selezian.jpg North 77,445 71,700 +8.01% 14.1 5,357.9 −0.558
Nesher 1923 Nesher, Givat Nesher, Tel Hanan 008.JPG Haifa 24,148 23,300 +3.64% 12.8 1,828.9 0.783
Ness Ziona[cbs 27] 1883 Ness Ziona pic08.jpg Center 50,351 36,100 +39.48% 15.6 3,071.5 1.265
Netanya 1929 Poleg interchange.jpg Center 221,353 180,100 +22.91% 29.0 6,807.7 0.240
Netivot 1956 PikiWiki Israel 10886 Philadelphia Jewry Square (the Bell Square).jpg South 37,542 26,100 +43.84% 5.6 2,874.7 −0.760
Nof HaGalil 1957 Nazareth Illit view.jpg North 41,734 41,400 +0.81% 32.5 1,224.4 0.055
Ofakim[cbs 28] 1955 Ofaqim 4.jpg South 30,662 24,000 +27.76% 10.3 2,565.0 −0.757
Or Akiva[cbs 29] 1951 Israel by Jim Greenhill 100526-A-3715G-0961 (4643198024).jpg Haifa 18,972 16,000 +18.58% 3.5 3,165.3 −0.097
Or Yehuda 1955 IsraelOrYehuda FromAir.JPG Tel Aviv 36,813 33,900 +8.59% 5.1 5,477.7 0.133
Petah Tikva[cbs 30] 1878 Em HaMoshavot, Petah Tikva, 2008.jpg Center 247,956 200,300 +23.79% 35.9 6,626.5 0.655
Qalansawe Middle Ages Qalansuwa-498.jpg Center 23,143 18,200 +27.16% 8.4 2,603.2 −1.011
Ra'anana[cbs 31] 1922 Raanana city.JPG Center 75,421 68,300 +10.43% 14.9 4,833.8 1.462
Rahat 1972 PikiWiki Israel 43465 RAHAT.jpg South 71,437 50,000 +42.87% 19.6 3,283.9 −1.848
Ramat Gan 1921 View Of Ramat Gan Diamond Exchange District.jpg Tel Aviv 163,480 143,600 +13.84% 13.2 9,376.1 1.041
Ramat HaSharon 1923 PikiWiki Israel 7457 Ramat Hasharon from the top of tops.JPG Tel Aviv 47,245 39,000 +21.14% 16.8 2,708.3 1.796
Ramla 8th century Ramla 6780a.jpg Center 76,246 65,700 +16.05% 11.9 6,252.2 −0.333
Rehovot 1890 PikiWiki Israel 13823 Rehovot Mall and Municipality.JPG Center 143,904 111,100 +29.53% 23.0 5,712.4 0.629
Rishon LeZion[cbs 32] 1882 Rishon LeZion West Aerial View.jpg Center 254,384 226,800 +12.16% 58.7 4,212.6 0.886
Rosh HaAyin 1949 Rosh HaAyin.jpg Center 61,801 37,900 +63.06% 24.4 2,868.0 0.578
Safed[cbs 33] Bronze Age Safed1.jpg North 36,094 29,600 +21.94% 29.2 1,123.5 −1.011
Sakhnin Bronze Age PikiWiki Israel 17718 Cities in Israel.JPG North 31,702 25,100 +26.30% 9.8 3,062.2 −0.740
Sderot[cbs 34] 1951 שדרות, רחוב הרב בן-נון , הוא רחוב ניר-עם, הוא רחוב הגדוד השני. - panoramio.jpg South 27,635 20,700 +33.50% 4.5 3,788.0 −0.223
Shefa-'Amr[cbs 35] Bronze Age PikiWiki Israel 11070 Photo fortress.JPG North 42,137 35,700 +18.03% 19.8 2,065.0 −0.784
Tamra N/A Tamra3.jpg North 34,392 28,100 +22.39% 29.3 1,118.1 −0.983
Tayibe N/A PikiWiki Israel 16384 Taybe at sunset.jpg Center 43,957 35,700 +23.13% 18.7 2,198.7 −0.878
Tel Aviv-Yafo Bronze Age
(Jaffa)

1909
(Tel Aviv)

Skyline of Tel Aviv (34324506705).jpg Tel Aviv 460,613 402,600 +14.41% 51.8 8,473.0 1.221
Tiberias 20 TIBERIAS - GALILEE (7723477802).jpg North 44,779 41,600 +7.64% 10.9 2,663.5 −0.379
Tira[cbs 36] N/A Potsdam-9 (15757509164).jpg Center 26,552 22,200 +19.60% 11.9 2,128.7 −0.469
Tirat Carmel[cbs 37] N/A PikiWiki Israel - Tirat Carmel.jpg Haifa 23,112 18,600 +24.26% 5.6 3,425.4 −0.138
Umm al-Fahm N/A Ummalfahm.jpg Haifa 56,109 45,000 +24.69% 22.3 2,053.4 −1.294
Yavne Bronze Age Yavne panoramic view2.JPG Center 47,585 32,800 +45.08% 10.7 2,690.9 0.455
Yehud-Monosson N/A Jahud023.jpg Center 29,928 26,200 +14.23% 5.0 5,862.3 1.034
Yokneam Illit[cbs 38] 1950 12 6 2008 .1597864 25 43 11 PROTOCOL 800 1 park.jpg North 23,796 19,000 +25.24% 7.4 2,649.1 0.800

See also

Notes

General
  1. ^ Tel Be'er Sheva, remains of the ancient town, lies east of the modern city.
Official spellings
  1. ^ Akko
  2. ^ Arrabe
  3. ^ Ashqelon
  4. ^ Be'er Sheva
  5. ^ Bet She'an
  6. ^ Bet Shemesh
  7. ^ Bene Beraq
  8. ^ Elat
  9. ^ Giv'at Shemu'el
  10. ^ Giv'atayim
  11. ^ Herzliyya
  12. ^ Kafar Qasem
  13. ^ Karmi'el
  14. ^ Kefar Sava
  15. ^ Kefar Yona
  16. ^ Qiryat Atta
  17. ^ Qiryat Bialik
  18. ^ Qiryat Gat
  19. ^ Qiryat Mal'akhi
  20. ^ Qiryat Motzkin
  21. ^ Qiryat Ono
  22. ^ Qiryat Shemona
  23. ^ Qiryat Yam
  24. ^ Migdal HaEmeq
  25. ^ Modi'in-Makkabbim-Re'ut
  26. ^ Nahariyya
  27. ^ Nes Ziyyona
  28. ^ Ofaqim
  29. ^ Or Aqiva
  30. ^ Petah Tiqwa
  31. ^ Ra'annana
  32. ^ Rishon LeZiyyon
  33. ^ Zefat
  34. ^ Sederot
  35. ^ Shefar'am
  36. ^ Tire
  37. ^ Tirat Karmel
  38. ^ Yoqne'am Illit

References

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  2. ^ "Inventory of World Cities". Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  3. ^ 2.22 Localities and Population, by Municipal Status and District, 2018
  4. ^ Symon, Fiona (4 December 2001). "Jerusalem: Crucible of the conflict". BBC News Online. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Background on East Jerusalem". B'Tselem. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Profiles by Locality". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  8. ^ "2004 local government profile" (in Hebrew). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2007.
  9. ^ Population and Density per Sq. Km. in Localities Numbering 5,000 Residents and More on 31.12.2016 (Report). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  10. ^ SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDEX 2013 OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF HEBREW NAMES (PDF) (Report). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.

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