Savyon

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Savyon
  • סַבְיוֹן
  • سفيون
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Sabyon
 • Also spelled Savion (unofficial)
Official logo of Savyon
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Savyon is located in Israel
Savyon
Savyon
Coordinates: 32°2′50.14″N 34°52′32.56″E / 32.0472611°N 34.8757111°E / 32.0472611; 34.8757111Coordinates: 32°2′50.14″N 34°52′32.56″E / 32.0472611°N 34.8757111°E / 32.0472611; 34.8757111
District Central
Founded 1951
Government
 • Type Local council
 • Head of Municipality Moshe Liftz
Area
 • Total 3,746 dunams (3.746 km2 or 1.446 sq mi)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 3,705
Name meaning Common groundsel

Savyon (Hebrew: סַבְיוֹן‎, Arabic: سفيون‎‎) is a local council in the Central District of Israel, bordering the cities of Kiryat Ono, Petah Tikva, and Yehud. Ranked 10/10 on the Israeli socio-economic scale, it is one of the wealthiest municipalities in Israel. In 2015 it had a population of 3,705.

History[edit]

Savyon was founded in 1955 by Africa Israel Investments for senior South African Jewish immigrants. It took the name of a common wildflower, although the first part of its name (sav) means "grandfather", which was appropriate for the residents of the time.[2] Today, Savyon has a young population.

In 2004, the moshav Ganei Yehuda (Hebrew: גַּנֵּי יְהוּדָה‎) was merged into Savyon.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Vilnai, Ze'ev (1978). "Savyon". Ariel Encyclopedia (in Hebrew). Volume 5. Israel: Am Oved. pp. 5298–99.