|• ISO 259||Sabyon|
|• Also spelled||Savion (unofficial)|
|• Type||Local council|
|• Head of Municipality||Moshe Liftz|
|• Total||3,746 dunams (3.746 km2 or 1.446 sq mi)|
|Name meaning||Common groundsel|
Savyon (Hebrew: סַבְיוֹן) is a local council in the Center 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, being both famous and infamous for it. In December 2009, Savyon had a population of 3,000.
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. Today, Savyon has a young population.
- Mikhail Chernoy -- entrepreneur
- Gilad Erdan -- current Israeli Minister of Communications.
- Dan Margalit
- Arye Carmon
- Dan Goldstein
- Moshe Arens
- David Mor
- Dan Naveh
- Mody Kidon
- Gideon Patt
- Yair Shamir
- David D'Or
- Maya Dunietz
- Aviv Bushinsky
- Al Schwimmer
- Yaakov Nimrodi
- Ofer Nimrodi
- Yair Nitzani
- Shmuel Flatto-Sharon
- "Table 3 – Population of Localities Numbering Above 2,000 Residents and Other Rural Population" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. June 30, 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2010.
- Vilnai, Ze'ev (1978). "Savyon". Ariel Encyclopedia (in Hebrew). Volume 5. Israel: Am Oved. pp. 5298–99.