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The following list of Israeli cities 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.

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List of cities

Israel has 14 cities with populations over 100,000, including Jerusalem at over a 500,000, and Tel Aviv, which is considered to be approaching global city status.[2] In all, there are 78 Israeli municipalities granted "city" status by the Ministry of the Interior, the most recent addition being the Arab Israeli settlement of Kafr Qasim.[3]

The list includes four cities in the West Bank, an area to which Israel has not applied its sovereignty. Under international law, the West Bank is considered to be, de jure, a territory not part of any state. The United Nations Security Council,[4] the United Nations General Assembly,[5] the International Court of Justice,[6] and the International Committee of the Red Cross[7] refer to it as occupied by Israel. The area and population of Jerusalem includes that of East Jerusalem which is incorporated within its municipal borders, and is considered to have de jure annexation under the Jerusalem Law and is not recognized by the international community.[8][9]

The following sortable table lists all Israeli cities by name, district, area, and population, according to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics' 2006[10] data:

Bnei Brak (in the foreground)
Common name District Area (km²)[11] Hebrew Arabic Population (2006)[10]n[›]
Acrea[›] North 13.533 עכו عكا 46,000
Afula North 26.909 עפולה العفولة 39,300
Arad South 93.140 ערד عراد 23,400
Arielb[›] Judea & Samariac[›] 14.677 אריאל أريأل 16,500
Ashdod South 47.242 אשדוד أشدود/إسدود 204,400
Ashkelond[›] South 47.788 אשקלון أسكلون/عسقلان/المجدل 107,900
Baqa-Jatt Haifa 16.392 באקה-ג'ת باقة جت 31,600
Bat Yam Tel Aviv 8.167 בת ים بات يام 129,900
Beershebae[›] South 52.903 באר שבע بئر السبع 185,800
Beit She'anf[›] North 7.330 בית שאן بيسان 16,400
Beit Shemeshg[›] Jerusalem 34.259 בית שמש بيت شيمش 69,300
Beitar Illit Judea & Samariac[›] 6.801 ביתר עילית بيتار عيليت 29,000
Bnei Brakh[›] Tel Aviv 7.088 בני ברק بني براك 147,800
Carmel Cityi[›] Haifa 15.561 עיר הכרמל مدينة الكرمل 24,400
Dimona South 29.877 דימונה ديمونة 33,400
Eilatj[›] South 84.789 אילת إيلات/أم الرشراش 46,500
El'ad Center 2.756 אלעד أيلعاد 28,600
Giv'atayim Tel Aviv 3.246 גבעתיים جبعاتايم/جفعاتايم 49,400
Giv'at Shmuel Center 2.579 גבעת שמואל 19,800
Hadera Haifa 49.359 חדרה الخضيرة 76,400
Haifa Haifa 63.666 חיפה حيفا 267,000
Herzliyak[›] Tel Aviv 21.585 הרצליה هرتسليا 84,200
Hod HaSharon Center 21.585 הוד השרון هود هشارون 44,500
Holon Tel Aviv 18.927 חולון حولون 167,300
Jerusalem Jerusalem 125.156 ירושלים أورشليم, القدس 732,100
Karmiell[›] North 19.188 כרמיאל كرميئيل 44,200
Kafr Qasimm[›] Center 8.745 כפר קאסם كفر قاسم 17,200
Kfar Savao[›] Center 14.169 כפר סבא كفار سابا 81,400
Kiryat Attap[›] Haifa 16.706 קריית אתא كريات آتا 49,500
Kiryat Bialikq[›] Haifa 8.178 קריית ביאליק كريات بياليك 36,600
Kiryat Gatr[›] South 16.302 קריית גת كريات جات/كريات غات 47,800
Kiryat Malakhis[›] South 4.632 קריית מלאכי كريات ملاخي 19,500
Kiryat Motzkint[›] Haifa 3.778 קריית מוצקין كريات موتسكين 39,800
Kiryat Onou[›] Tel Aviv 4.112 קריית אונו كريات أونو 26,200
Kiryat Shmonav[›] North 14.228 קריית שמונה كريات شمونة 22,100
Kiryat Yamw[›] Haifa 4.339 קריית ים كريات يام 37,300
Lod Center 12.226 לוד اللد 66,900
Ma'ale Adumim Judea & Samariac[›] 49.177 מעלה אדומים معلي أدوميم 31,700
Ma'alot-Tarshiha North 6.832 מעלות-תרשיחא معالوت ترشيحا 21,200
Migdal HaEmekx[›] North 7.637 מגדל העמק مجدال هعيمق/مغدال هعيمق 24,700
Modi'in Illit Judea & Samariac[›] 4.746 מודיעין עילית موديعين عيليت 34,500
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'uty[›] Center 50.176 מודיעין-מכבים-רעות موديعين-مكابيم-ريعوت 62,200
Nahariyaz[›] North 10.233 נהריה نهاريا 50,500
Nazareth North 14.123 נצרת الناصرة 64,800
Nazareth Illitaa[›] North 32.521 נצרת עילית الناصرة العليا 43,700
Nesher Haifa 12.790 נשר نيشر 21,300
Ness Zionaab[›] Center 15.579 נס ציונה نيس تسيونا 30,900
Netanya Center 28.954 נתניה نتانيا 174,000
Netivot South 5.626 נתיבות نتيبوت/نتيفوت 24,900
Ofakimac[›] South 10.273 אופקים أوفاكيم 24,500
Or Akivaad[›] Haifa 3.539 אור עקיבא أور عكيفا 15,800
Or Yehuda Tel Aviv 5.141 אור יהודה أور يهودا 31,200
Petah Tikvaae[›] Center 35.868 פתח תקווה بيتح تكفا 196,000
Qalansawe Center 8.417 קלנסווה قلنسوة 17,300
Ra'anana Center 14.878 רעננה رعنانا 72,800
Rahat South 19.586 רהט رهط 40,400
Ramat Gan Tel Aviv 13.229 רמת גן رمات جان/رمات غان 129,800
Ramat HaSharon Tel Aviv 16.792 רמת השרון رمات هشارون 36,800
Ramla Center 11.854 רמלה الرملة 64,200
Rehovot Center 23.041 רחובות رحوبوت/رحوفوت 104,600
Rishon LeZionaf[›] Center 58.704 ראשון לציון ريشون لتسيون 222,300
Rosh HaAyin Center 24.390 ראש העין رأس العين 37,400
Safedag[›] North 29.248 צפת صفد 28,100
Sakhnin North 9.816 סח'נין سخنين 25,000
Sderotah[›] South 4.472 שדרות سديروت 19,900
Shaghur (Shagor) North 17.737 שגור الشاغور 29,200
Shefa-'Amr (Shfar'am)ai[›] North 19.766 שפרעם شفا عمرو 33,500
Tamra North 29.259 טמרה طمرة 26,500
Tayibe Center 18.662 טייבה الطيبة 33,800
Tel Avivaj[›] Tel Aviv 51.788 תל אביב تل أبيب يافا 384,600
Tiberias North 10.872 טבריה طبريا 40,100
Tira Center 11.894 טירה الطيرة 21,100
Tirat Carmelak[›] Haifa 5.601 טירת כרמל طيرة الكرمل 18,800
Umm al-Fahm Haifa 22.253 אום אל-פחם أم الفحم 42,100
Yavne Center 10.700 יבנה يبنة 31,900
Yehud-Monosson Center 5.014 יהוד-מונוסון يهود مونوسون 25,500
Yokneam North 7.390 יקנעם يوقنعم 18,500

Cities with a declining population

The population of six cities was lower in 2005 than in 2000.[10][12] They are sorted by approximate decline percentage:

Name 2000 estimate 2005 estimate Decline Percentage Change
Bat Yam 137,000 129,700 7,300 5.3%
Kiryat Yam 39,300 37,600 1,700 4.3%
Arad 24,000 23,300 700 2.9%
Nazareth Illit 44,400 43,700 700 1.5%
Haifa 270,500 267,000 3,500 1.2%
Dimona 33,900 33,500 400 1.1%

Fastest growing cities

Eight cities grew by more than 10% between the years 2000 and 2005.[10][12]al[›] They are sorted by percent growth:

Name 2000 estimate 2005 estimate Growth Percentage Change
Beitar Illit 15,800 27,000 11,200 70.9%
Beit Shemesh 44,200 65,900 21,700 49.1%
Ma'ale Adumim 24,900 30,200 5,100 21.3%
Hod HaSharon 36,000 43,100 7,100 19.7%
Ashdod 174,200 200,600 26,400 15.2%
Tamra 22,600 26,000 3,400 15%
Nahariya 44,100 49,800 5,700 12.9%

Cities with a significant immigrant population

Following is a list of cities with an immigrant population of over 10%. The Israel Central Bureau of Statistics considers immigrants to be those who arrived in Israel after 1990. Most came from the former Soviet Union, although a considerable number came from Ethiopia and Argentina. This data is correct as of December 2004:[13]

Name 2004 Population Immigrants since 1990 Percentage
Nazareth Illit 43,900 20,300 46.2%
Arad 23,500 10,100 43.0%
Ariel 16,400 7,000 42.7%
Or Akiva 15,800 6,700 42.4%
Karmiel 43,500 16,900 38.9%
Sderot 20,000 7,400 37.0%
Ma'alot-Tarshiha 21,000 7,700 36.7%
Kiryat Yam 38,000 13,900 36.6%
Ashdod 196,900 69,600 35.4%
Ashkelon 105,100 36,100 34.4%
Bat Yam 130,400 42,800 32.8%
Kiryat Gat 47,800 15,300 32.0%
Nesher 21,200 6,500 30.7%
Beersheba 184,500 56,200 30.5%
Hadera 75,300 22,200 29.5%
Netanya 169,400 46,400 27.4%
Haifa 268,300 66,300 24.7%
Petah Tikva 176,200 37,200 21.1%
Rehovot 101,900 20,200 19.8%
Rishon LeZion 217,400 40,200 18.5%
Holon 165,800 29,500 17.8%
Tel Aviv 371,400 45,500 12.3%

See also

Notes

  • ^ a: CBS spelling: Akko
  • ^ b: CBS spelling: Ari'el
  • ^ c: These cities are located in the West Bank, an area to which Israel has not applied its sovereignty. Under international law, the West Bank is considered to be, de jure, a territory not part of any state. The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is included in the occupied Palestinian territories by the United Nations and a number of human rights organizations.
  • ^ 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:Kfar Kassem
  • ^ n: In Kafr Qasim as of 2005
  • ^ 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: Sederot
  • ^ ai: CBS spelling: Shefar'am
  • ^ aj: CBS spelling: Tel Aviv-Yafo
  • ^ ak: CBS spelling: Tirat Karmel
  • ^ al: The town of El'ad grew from 5,800 residents in 2000 to 25,500 in 2005, a growth of 339.7%. Similarly, Modi'in Illit grew from 16,400 residents to 30,500, an 86% growth. They were however local councils as of 2005, and are therefore excluded from the list.

References

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  2. ^ "Inventory of World Cities". Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network. http://www.lboro.ac.uk/gawc/citylist.html. Retrieved 2008-04-11.  
  3. ^ "Arab village of Kfar Kassem declared a city". Ynetnews. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3506107,00.html. Retrieved 2008-04-11.  
  4. ^ Resolution 446, Resolution 465, Resolution 484, among others
  5. ^ "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. http://domino.un.org/unispal.nsf/97360ee7a29e68a085256df900723485/d6f5d7049734efff85256e1200677754. Retrieved 2006-09-27.  
  6. ^ "Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory". International Court of Justice. July 9, 2004. http://domino.un.org/UNISPAl.NSF/85255e950050831085255e95004fa9c3/3740e39487a5428a85256ecc005e157a. Retrieved 2006-09-27.  
  7. ^ "Conference of High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention: statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross". International Committee of the Red Cross. December 5, 2001. http://www.icrc.org/Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/iwpList247/D86C9E662022D64E41256C6800366D55#2. Retrieved 2006-09-27.  
  8. ^ BBC NEWS | In Depth | Israel and the Palestinians | issues | Jerusalem: Crucible of the conflict
  9. ^ B'Tselem - East Jerusalem
  10. ^ a b c d "CBS 2006 estimate" (in (Hebrew) (English)) (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. http://www.cbs.gov.il/population/new_2007/table3.pdf. Retrieved 2007-06-19.  
  11. ^ "2004 local government profile" (in (Hebrew)). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. http://www.cbs.gov.il/publications/local_authorities2004/excel/p_excel.xls. Retrieved 2007-08-17.  
  12. ^ a b "CBS 2000 Estimate" (in (Hebrew) & (English)). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. http://www.cbs.gov.il/population/new_2001/tab_3.htm. Retrieved 2007-06-19.  
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