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This list includes localities that are in Israel as well as Israeli settlements in the West Bank that the Israeli Ministry of Interior has designated as a city council. The West Bank is internationally recognized as Palestinian territory held under military occupation; 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

Israel has 15 cities with populations over 100,000, including Jerusalem at over 500,000 (including occupied East Jerusalem), and Tel Aviv.[2] In all, there are 77 Israeli localities granted "municipalities" (or "city") status by the Ministry of the Interior.[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]

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,
2017[6]
Population
census,
2008[7]
Change,
2008–
–2017
Area,
km²
[8]
Density,
per km²
[9]
Socio-
economic
index[10]
Acre[cbs 1] Bronze Age Aerial view of Acre 1.jpg North 48,303 46,100 +4.78% 13.5 3,362.0 −0.395
Afula Bronze Age WikiAir Flight IL-13-09 022.jpg North 49,169 40,200 +22.31% 26.9 1,611.7 −0.028
Arad 1962 WikiAir IL-13-06 015 - Arad.JPG South 25,530 23,400 +9.10% 93.1 195.9 0.287
Ashdod Bronze Age Ashdod 2005, rooftop view p2.JPG South 222,883 204,300 +9.10% 47.2 4,783.9 −0.109
Ashkelon[cbs 2] Neolithic Ashkelonskyline.jpg South 137,945 110,600 +24.72% 47.8 2,964.8 -0.032
Baqa al-Gharbiyye Middle Ages Baqa el gharbiya 2007 04 14.jpg Haifa 29,035 N/A N/A 16.4 3,152.1 −0.736
Bat Yam 1926 Bat Yam view.jpg Tel Aviv 128,655 130,300 −1.26% 8.2 15,758.4 −0.025
Beersheba[cbs 3] 1900[note 1] PikiWiki Israel 36687 Beersheba birds eye view.JPG South 207,551 193,400 +7.32% 117.5 1,751.7 0.035
Beit She'an[cbs 4] Neolithic PikiWiki Israel 11343 Round Center.jpg North 17,704 16,900 +4.76% 7.3 2,379.9 −0.277
Beit Shemesh[cbs 5] 1950 PikiWiki Israel 11209 Landscape view.jpg Jerusalem 114,371 72,700 +57.32% 34.3 2,866.6 −1.149
Bnei Brak[cbs 6] 1924 PBeneBerak002.jpg Tel Aviv 193,774 151,800 +27.65% 7.1 25,709.4 −1.304
Dimona 1955 PikiWiki Israel 4562 Dimona renewal.JPG South 33,666 32,400 +3.91% 29.9 193.7 −0.235
Eilat[cbs 7] Neolithic North Beach Eilat.jpg South 50,724 47,300 +7.24% 84.8 509.6 0.247
El'ad 1998 Elad03.JPG Center 46,896 33,900 +38.34% 2.8 13,138.6 −1.493
Giv'at Shmuel[cbs 8] 1944 PikiWiki Israel 8994 Cities in Israel.jpg Center 25,776 21,000 +22.74% 2.6 9,978.1 1.124
Givatayim[cbs 9] 1922 Tel Aviv - תל אביב (15845688503).jpg Tel Aviv 59,518 52,100 +14.24% 3.3 18,058.2 1.417
Hadera 1891 WikiAir Flight IL-13-09 077.jpg Haifa 93,973 79,400 +18.35% 49.4 1,809.2 0.255
Haifa Antiquity Haifa Shrine and Port.jpg Haifa 281,087 264,300 +6.35% 63.7 4,331.4 0.652
Herzliya[cbs 10] 1924 Herzliyya skyline.jpg Tel Aviv 93,989 86,300 +8.91% 21.6 4,291.0 1.373
Hod HaSharon 1924 הוד השרון 5.JPG Center 61,102 46,300 +31.97% 21.6 3,058.9 1.485
Holon 1935 HOLON.png Tel Aviv 192,624 176,300 +9.26% 18.9 10,017.7 0.509
Jerusalem Neolithic Israel-2013(2)-Aerial-Jerusalem-Temple Mount-Temple Mount (south exposure).jpg Jerusalem 901,302 759,700 +18.64% 125.2 7,014.1 −0.802
Kafr Qasim[cbs 11] 19th century Kafr Quasim Memorial, Israel.jpg Center 22,743 18,400 +23.60% 8.7 2,391.5 −0.841
Karmiel[cbs 12] 1964 Karmiel Ramat-Rabin district September 2006.jpg North 45,919 44,200 +3.89% 19.2 2,056.3 0.309
Kfar Saba[cbs 13] 1903 Kfar Saba new district.JPG Center 100,039 82,800 +20.82% 14.2 6,831.0 1.191
Kfar Yona[cbs 14] 1932 "כל הכפר" - כפר יונה ממבט הרחפן.jpg Center 22,537 16,500 +36.59% 11.0 1,962.4 0.786
Kiryat Ata[cbs 15] 1925 Kiryat ata3.jpg Haifa 57,518 50,400 +14.12% 16.7 3,253.0 0.249
Kiryat Bialik[cbs 16] 1934 Krayon.jpg Haifa 39,582 37,200 +6.40% 8.2 4,650.1 0.567
Kiryat Gat[cbs 17] 1954 PikiWiki Israel 16194 kiryat gat.jpg South 53,487 47,500 +12.60% 16.3 3,328.2 −0.378
Kiryat Malakhi[cbs 18] 1950 Kiryat Mal'achi town hall plaza.jpg South 22,337 20,500 +8.96% 4.6 4,741.2 −0.594
Kiryat Motzkin[cbs 19] 1934 Kiryat Motzkin Aerial View.jpg Haifa 41,440 38,100 +8.77% 3.8 10,612.0 0.590
Kiryat Ono[cbs 20] 1939 Qiryatono2.jpg Tel Aviv 39,398 30,000 +31.33% 4.1 8,557.8 1.513
Kiryat Shmona[cbs 21] 1949 Qiryat Shemona 2007.JPG North 22,844 23,200 −1.53% 14.2 1,595.8 −0.014
Kiryat Yam[cbs 22] 1941 Kiryat Yam.jpg Haifa 39,710 37,700 +5.33% 4.3 8,568.6 0.018
Lod Neolithic Downtown area of Lod, Israel 00262.JPG Center 74,604 69,400 +7.50% 12.2 6,078.3 −0.448
Ma'alot-Tarshiha 1963 PikiWiki Israel 14587 Maalot.JPG North 21,267 20,600 +3.24% 6.8 2,303.0 0.024
Migdal HaEmek[cbs 23] 1953 PikiWiki Israel 11196 Cities in Israel.JPG North 25,371 23,900 +6.15% 7.6 2,876.6 −0.273
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
[cbs 24]
1985 Modi'in 02003.JPG Center 91,328 69,300 +31.79% 50.2 1,862.5 1.351
Nahariya[cbs 25] 1935 Naharia IMG 1324.jpg North 56,071 51,300 +9.30% 10.2 4,941.8 0.436
Nazareth Bronze Age Habsora from selezian.jpg North 76,551 71,700 +6.77% 14.1 5,357.9 −0.558
Nazareth Illit[cbs 26] 1957 Nazareth Illit view.jpg North 40,596 41,400 −1.94% 32.5 1,224.4 0.055
Nesher 1923 Nesher, Givat Nesher, Tel Hanan 008.JPG Haifa 23,749 23,300 +1.93% 12.8 1,828.9 0.783
Ness Ziona[cbs 27] 1883 Ness Ziona pic08.jpg Center 49,108 36,100 +36.03% 15.6 3,071.5 1.265
Netanya 1929 Poleg interchange.jpg Center 214,101 180,100 +18.88% 29.0 6,807.7 0.240
Netivot 1956 PikiWiki Israel 10886 Philadelphia Jewry Square (the Bell Square).jpg South 33,779 26,100 +29.42% 5.6 2,874.7 −0.760
Ofakim[cbs 28] 1955 Ofaqim 4.jpg South 27,771 24,000 +15.71% 10.3 2,565.0 −0.757
Or Akiva[cbs 29] 1951 Israel by Jim Greenhill 100526-A-3715G-0961 (4643198024).jpg Haifa 17,759 16,000 +10.99% 3.5 3,165.3 −0.097
Or Yehuda 1955 IsraelOrYehuda FromAir.JPG Tel Aviv 36,706 33,900 +8.28% 5.1 5,477.7 0.133
Petah Tikva[cbs 30] 1878 Em HaMoshavot, Petah Tikva, 2008.jpg Center 240,357 200,300 +20.00% 35.9 6,626.5 0.655
Qalansawe Middle Ages Qalansuwa-498.jpg Center 22,370 18,200 +22.91% 8.4 2,603.2 −1.011
Ra'anana[cbs 31] 1922 Raanana city.JPG Center 72,810 68,300 +6.60% 14.9 4,833.8 1.462
Rahat 1972 PikiWiki Israel 43465 RAHAT.jpg South 66,791 50,000 +33.58% 19.6 3,283.9 −1.848
Ramat Gan 1921 View Of Ramat Gan Diamond Exchange District.jpg Tel Aviv 156,277 143,600 +8.83% 13.2 9,376.1 1.041
Ramat HaSharon 1923 PikiWiki Israel 7457 Ramat Hasharon from the top of tops.JPG Tel Aviv 46,019 39,000 +18.00% 16.8 2,708.3 1.796
Ramla 8th century Ramla 6780a.jpg Center 75,668 65,700 +15.17% 11.9 6,252.2 −0.333
Rehovot 1890 PikiWiki Israel 13823 Rehovot Mall and Municipality.JPG Center 138,379 111,100 +24.55% 23.0 5,712.4 0.629
Rishon LeZion[cbs 32] 1882 Rishon LeZion West Aerial View.jpg Center 249,860 226,800 +10.17% 58.7 4,212.6 0.886
Rosh HaAyin 1949 Rosh HaAyin.jpg Center 50,453 37,900 +33.12% 24.4 2,868.0 0.578
Safed[cbs 33] Bronze Age Safed1.jpg North 35,276 29,600 +19.18% 29.2 1,123.5 −1.011
Sakhnin Bronze Age PikiWiki Israel 17718 Cities in Israel.JPG North 30,548 25,100 +21.71% 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 25,138 20,700 +21.44% 4.5 3,788.0 −0.223
Shefa-'Amr[cbs 35] Bronze Age PikiWiki Israel 11070 Photo fortress.JPG North 41,024 35,700 +14.91% 19.8 2,065.0 −0.784
Tamra N/A Tamra3.jpg North 33,380 28,100 +18.79% 29.3 1,118.1 −0.983
Tayibe N/A PikiWiki Israel 16384 Taybe at sunset.jpg Center 42,401 35,700 +18.77% 18.7 2,198.7 −0.878
Tel Aviv[cbs 36] Bronze Age
(Jaffa)
Skyline of Tel Aviv (34324506705).jpg Tel Aviv 443,939 402,600 +10.27% 51.8 8,473.0 1.221
Tiberias 20 TIBERIAS - GALILEE (7723477802).jpg North 43,664 41,600 +4.96% 10.9 2,663.5 −0.379
Tira[cbs 37] N/A Potsdam-9 (15757509164).jpg Center 25,721 22,200 +15.86% 11.9 2,128.7 −0.469
Tirat Carmel[cbs 38] N/A PikiWiki Israel - Tirat Carmel.jpg Haifa 21,256 18,600 +14.28% 5.6 3,425.4 −0.138
Umm al-Fahm N/A Ummalfahm.jpg Haifa 54,240 45,000 +20.53% 22.3 2,053.4 −1.294
Yavne Bronze Age Yavne panoramic view2.JPG Center 45,483 32,800 +38.67% 10.7 2,690.9 0.455
Yehud-Monosson N/A Jahud023.jpg Center 29,689 26,200 +13.32% 5.0 5,862.3 1.034
Yokneam Illit[cbs 39] 1950 12 6 2008 .1597864 25 43 11 PROTOCOL 800 1 park.jpg North 22,746 19,000 +19.72% 7.4 2,649.1 0.800

West Bank

Four Israeli settlements in the West Bank, an area outside of sovereign Israeli territory, have been designated as city councils by the Israeli Ministry of the Interior. The United Nations Security Council,[11] the United Nations General Assembly,[12] the International Court of Justice,[13] and the International Committee of the Red Cross[14] consider the West Bank as Occupied Palestinian Territory. All of these settlements are part of the Judea and Samaria Area district, the formal district name for the entirety of the West Bank, excluding East Jerusalem. The international community considers Israeli settlements illegal under international law, but the Israeli government disputes this.[15]

Name First
settlement
Photo Population
estimate,
2017[6]
Population
census,
2008[16]
Change,
2008–
–2017
Area,
km²
[17]
Density,
per km²
[18]
Socio-
economic
index[19]
Ariel[cbs 40] 1978 Ariel047.jpg 19,626 17,500 +12.15% 14.7 1,307.5 0.378
Beitar Illit[cbs 41] 1985 Beitar Ilit.jpg 54,557 32,900 +65.83% 6.8 7,593.5 −1.950
Ma'ale Adumim[cbs 42] 1975 הנוף למתחם אוגוסטה ויקטוריה.jpg 37,817 33,600 +12.55% 49.2 765.7 0.298
Modi'in Illit 1994 קרית ספר 5.JPG 70,081 40,800 +71.77% 4.7 16,837.9 −2.075

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. ^ Ashqelon
  3. ^ Be'er Sheva
  4. ^ Bet She'an
  5. ^ Bet Shemesh
  6. ^ Bene Beraq
  7. ^ Elat
  8. ^ Giv'at Shemu'el
  9. ^ Giv'atayim
  10. ^ Herzliyya
  11. ^ Kafar Qasem
  12. ^ Karmi'el
  13. ^ Kefar Sava
  14. ^ Kefar Yona
  15. ^ Qiryat Atta
  16. ^ Qiryat Bialik
  17. ^ Qiryat Gat
  18. ^ Qiryat Mal'akhi
  19. ^ Qiryat Motzkin
  20. ^ Qiryat Ono
  21. ^ Qiryat Shemona
  22. ^ Qiryat Yam
  23. ^ Migdal HaEmeq
  24. ^ Modi'in-Makkabbim-Re'ut
  25. ^ Nahariyya
  26. ^ Nazerat Illit
  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. ^ Tel Aviv-Yafo
  37. ^ Tire
  38. ^ Tirat Karmel
  39. ^ Yoqne'am Illit
  40. ^ Ari'el
  41. ^ Betar Illit
  42. ^ Ma'ale Adummim

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 2008-04-11.
  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.
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  6. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
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  10. ^ SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDEX 2013 OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF HEBREW NAMES (PDF) (Report). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  11. ^ Resolution 446, Resolution 465, Resolution 484, among others
  12. ^ "Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories". United Nations. December 17, 2003. Archived from the original on 3 June 2007. Retrieved 2006-09-27.
  13. ^ "Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory". International Court of Justice. July 9, 2004. Archived from the original on 28 August 2007. Retrieved 2006-09-27.
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  15. ^ "The Geneva Convention". BBC. 2009-12-10.
  16. ^ "Profiles by Locality". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  17. ^ "2004 local government profile" (in Hebrew). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDEX 2013 OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF HEBREW NAMES (PDF) (Report). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 January 2018.

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