List of cities in Israel

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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, population, and area, according to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics:

English name Hebrew Arabic District Population
estimate,
2014[9]
Census,
2008[10]
Change Area,
km²[11]
Density
per km²
Socio-
economic
index[12]
Acrea[›] עכו عكا North 47,500 46,100 +3.04% 13.5 3,357.9 −0.381
Afula עפולה العفولة North 43,800 40,200 +8.96% 26.9 1,461.3 −0.054
Arad ערד عراد South 24,200 23,400 +3.42% 93.1 235.8 0.223
Arielb[›] אריאל أريأل Judea & Samaria
(West Bank)c[›]
18,400 17,500 +5.14% 14.7 1,259.1 0.244
Ashdod אשדוד أشدود South 218,000 204,300 +6.71% 47.2 4,688.8 −0.104
Ashkelond[›] אשקלון عسقلان South 126,800 110,600 +14.65% 47.8 2,681.6 0.015
Baqa al-Gharbiyye באקה-אל-ע'רביה باقة الغربية Haifa 27,500 N/A N/A 16.4 2,995.7 −0.872
Bat Yam בת ים بات يام Tel Aviv 128,500 130,300 −1.38% 8.2 15,696.9 −0.040
Beershebae[›] באר שבע بئر السبع South 201,100 193,400 +3.98% 117.5 1,696.9 0.172
Beit She'anf[›] בית שאן بيسان North 17,300 16,900 +2.37% 7.3 2,357.3 −0.336
Beit Shemeshg[›] בית שמש بيت شيمش Jerusalem 98,100 72,700 +34.94% 34.3 2,695.0 −0.705
Beitar Illit ביתר עילית بيتار عيليت Judea & Samaria
(West Bank)c[›]
46,900 32,900 +42.55% 6.8 6602.9 −1.659
Bnei Brakh[›] בני ברק بني براك Tel Aviv 178,300 151,800 +17.46% 7.1 23,425.9 −0.869
Dimona דימונה ديمونة South 33,200 32,400 +2.47% 29.9 192.1 −0.212
Eilatj[›] אילת إيلات South 48,900 47,300 +3.38% 84.8 487.6 0.223
El'ad אלעד أيلعاد Center 43,600 33,900 +28.61% 2.8 12,205.6 −1.212
Giv'at Shmuel גבעת שמואל جفعات شموئيل Center 24,700 21,000 +17.62% 2.6 9,508.2 1.371
Givatayim גבעתיים جفعاتايم Tel Aviv 56,800 52,100 +9.02% 3.3 17,376.0 1.497
Hadera חדרה الخضيرة Haifa 86,800 79,400 +9.32% 49.4 1,684.9 0.288
Haifa חיפה حيفا Haifa 277,100 264,300 +4.84% 63.7 4,232.0 0.770
Herzliyak[›] הרצליה هرتسليا Tel Aviv 90,700 86,300 +5.10% 21.6 4,134.6 1.304
Hod HaSharon הוד השרון هود هشارون Center 54,100 46,300 +16.85% 21.6 2,722.7 1.539
Holon חולון حولون Tel Aviv 187,300 176,300 +6.24% 18.9 9,835.3 0.389
Jerusalem ירושלים أورشليم, القدس Jerusalem 849,800 759,700 +11.86% 125.2 6,643.1 −0.365
Kafr Qasimm[›] כפר קאסם كفر قاسم Center 21,400 18,400 +16.30% 8.7 2,404.4 −0.944
Karmiell[›] כרמיאל كرميئيل North 44,600 44,200 +0.90% 19.2 2,050.1 0.381
Kfar Sabao[›] כפר סבא كفار سابا Center 94,200 82,800 +13.77% 14.2 6,328.6 1.070
Kfar Yona כפר יונה كفار يونا Center 21,200 16,500 +28.48% 11.0 1,812.1 0.881
Kiryat Atap[›] קריית אתא كريات آتا Haifa 54,300 50,400 +7.74% 16.7 3,266.3 0.161
Kiryat Bialikq[›] קריית ביאליק كريات بياليك Haifa 39,000 37,200 +4.84% 8.2 4,799.8 0.511
Kiryat Gatr[›] קריית גת كريات جات South 50,600 47,500 +6.53% 16.3 3,264.4 −0.375
Kiryat Malakhis[›] קריית מלאכי كريات ملاخي South 21,300 20,500 +3.90% 4.6 4,651.4 −0.587
Kiryat Motzkint[›] קריית מוצקין كريات موتسكين Haifa 39,200 38,100 +2.89% 3.8 10,229.0 0.607
Kiryat Onou[›] קריית אונו كريات أونو Tel Aviv 36,600 30,000 +22.00% 4.1 7,893.9 1.205
Kiryat Shmonav[›] קריית שמונה كريات شمونة North 23,100 23,200 −0.43% 14.2 1,614.0 −0.006
Kiryat Yamw[›] קריית ים كريات يام Haifa 38,900 37,700 +3.18% 4.3 8,416.2 0.019
Lod לוד اللد Center 72,200 69,400 +4.03% 12.2 5,923.8 −0.295
Ma'ale Adumim מעלה אדומים معلي أدوميم Judea & Samaria
(West Bank)c[›]
37,400 33,600 +11.31% 49.2 682.9 0.056
Ma'alot-Tarshiha מעלות-תרשיחא معالوت ترشيحا North 21,200 20,600 +2.91% 6.8 2,322.1 −0.120
Migdal HaEmekx[›] מגדל העמק مجدال هعيمق North 24,800 23,900 +3.77% 7.6 3,263.6 −0.123
Modi'in Illit מודיעין עילית موديعين عيليت Judea & Samaria
(West Bank)c[›]
63,200 40,800 +54.90% 4.7 12,309.5 −1.678
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'uty[›] מודיעין-מכבים-רעות موديعين-مكابيم-ريعوت Center 87,000 69,300 +25.54% 50.2 1,767.6 1.302
Nahariyaz[›] נהריה نهاريا North 53,900 51,300 +5.07% 10.2 4,803.8 0.345
Nazareth נצרת الناصرة North 74,600 71,700 +4.04% 14.1 5,240.2 −0.671
Nazareth Illitaa[›] נצרת עילית الناصرة العليا North 40,300 41,400 −2.66% 32.5 1,233.5 −0.007
Nesher נשר نيشر Haifa 23,500 23,300 +0.86% 12.8 1,801.0 0.745
Ness Zionaab[›] נס ציונה نيس تسيونا Center 45,800 36,100 +26.87% 15.6 2,855.4 0.834
Netanya נתניה نتانيا Center 202,400 180,100 +12.38% 29.0 6,774.6 0.234
Netivot נתיבות نتيفوت South 30,300 26,100 +16.09% 5.6 2,915.0 −0.761
Ofakimac[›] אופקים أوفاكيم South 25,300 24,000 +5.42% 10.3 2,449.1 −0.762
Or Akivaad[›] אור עקיבא أور عكيفا Haifa 16,800 16,000 +5.00% 3.5 2,987.6 −0.323
Or Yehuda אור יהודה أور يهودا Tel Aviv 35,900 33,900 +5.90% 5.1 5,327.8 −0.100
Petah Tikvaae[›] פתח תקווה بيتح تكفا Center 225,400 200,300 +12.53% 35.9 6,145.0 0.603
Qalansawe קלנסווה قلنسوة Center 21,000 18,200 +15.38% 8.4 2,456.3 −1.358
Ra'anana רעננה رعنانا Center 70,200 68,300 +2.78% 14.9 4,691.4 1.496
Rahat רהט رهط South 60,400 50,000 +20.80% 19.6 2,990.2 −1.390
Ramat Gan רמת גן رمات غان Tel Aviv 150,900 143,600 +5.08% 13.2 9,109.9 0.986
Ramat HaSharon רמת השרון رمات هشارون Tel Aviv 44,000 39,000 +12.82% 16.8 2,633.8 1.824
Ramla רמלה الرملة Center 72,300 65,700 +10.05% 11.9 5,757.7 −0.516
Rehovot רחובות رحوفوت Center 128,900 111,100 +16.02% 23.0 5,405.6 0.694
Rishon LeZionaf[›] ראשון לציון ريشون لتسيون Center 240,700 226,800 +6.13% 58.7 4,047.7 0.616
Rosh HaAyin ראש העין رأس العين Center 42,200 37,900 +11.35% 24.4 2,691.3 0.487
Safedag[›] צפת صفد North 32,900 29,600 +11.15% 29.2 1,109.4 −0.465
Sakhnin סח'נין سخنين North 28,600 25,100 +13.94% 9.8 2,893.5 −1.100
Sderotah[›] שדרות سديروت South 22,500 20,700 +8.70% 4.5 3,451.7 −0.373
Shefa-'Amr (Shfar'am)ai[›] שפרעם شفا عمرو North 39,200 35,700 +9.80% 19.8 1,971.9 −0.854
Tamra טמרה طمرة North 31,700 28,100 +12.81% 29.3 1,065.9 −0.941
Tayibe טייבה الطيبة Center 40,200 35,700 +12.61% 18.7 2,093.2 −0.853
Tel Avivaj[›] תל אביב تل أبيب يافا Tel Aviv 426,100 402,600 +5.84% 51.8 8,087.0 1.083
Tiberias טבריה طبريا North 42,300 41,600 +1.68% 10.9 2,615.3 −0.354
Tira טירה الطيرة Center 24,400 22,200 +9.91% 11.9 2,025.5 −0.835
Tirat Carmelak[›] טירת כרמל طيرة الكرمل Haifa 18,900 18,600 +1.61% 5.6 3,163.5 −0.242
Umm al-Fahm אום אל-פחם أم الفحم Haifa 51,400 45,000 +14.22% 22.3 1,950.1 −1.315
Yavne יבנה يبنة Center 39,700 32,800 +21.04% 10.7 2,230.8 0.240
Yehud יהוד-מונוסון يهود مونوسون Center 28,500 26,200 +8.78% 5.0 5,633.2 0.758
Yokneam יקנעם يوقنعم North 21,100 19,000 +11.05% 7.4 2,539.8 0.652

See also

Notes

  • ^ a: CBS spelling: Akko
  • ^ b: CBS spelling: Ari'el
  • ^ c: These cities are located in the West Bank, Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • ^ 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

References

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  2. ^ "Inventory of World Cities". Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network. Retrieved 2008-04-11. 
  3. ^ Resolution 446, Resolution 465, Resolution 484, among others
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  11. ^ "2004 local government profile" (in Hebrew). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2007-08-17. 
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