Central District (Israel)
District of Israel|
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1,293 km2 (499 sq mi)|
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The Central District (Hebrew: מְחוֹז הַמֶּרְכָּז, Meḥoz haMerkaz, Arabic: المنطقة الوسطى) of Israel is one of six administrative districts, including most of the Sharon region. It is further divided into 4 sub-districts: Petah Tikva, Ramla, Sharon, and Rehovot. The district's largest city is Rishon LeZion. Its population as of 2014 was 2,024,500. According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, 88% of the population is Jewish, 8.2% is Arab, and 4% are not classified, and are mostly former Soviet Union immigrants of partially Jewish heritage or family relationship.
| Former Municipalities|
- Kadima (merged with Tzoran; now Tzoran-Kadima)
- Maccabim-Re'ut (merged with Modi'in; now Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut)
- Modi'in (merged with Maccabim-Re'ut; now Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut)
- Neve Monosson (merged with Yehud and declared an autonomous borough within Yehud-Monosson)
- Tzoran (merged with Kadima; now Tzoran-Kadima)
- Yehud (merged with Neve Monosson; now Yehud-Monosson)
El Al maintains its corporate headquarters on the grounds of Ben Gurion Airport and in the Central District.
- ↑ "Localities by Population, by District, Sub-District and Type of Locality". Statistical Abstract of Israel. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
- ↑ "Localities and Population, by Population Group, District, Sub-District and Natural Region" (PDF). Statistical Abstract of Israel. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-08.
- ↑ Local Council of Pardesiya (Israel) Archived November 3, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
- ↑ Orme, William A. Jr. "El Al at a Turning Point; A Mirror of Israel's Divisions Prepares to Go 49% Public." The New York Times. March 5, 1999. C1, New York Edition. 1. Retrieved on February 15, 2010.
Coordinates: 31°56′N 34°52′E / 31.933°N 34.867°E