Central District (Israel)

Center District
Israel District of Israel
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  Hebrew מְחוֹז הַמֶּרְכָּז
  Arabic المنطقة الوسطى
Cities 18
Local Councils 22
Regional Councils 12
Capital Ramla
  Total 1,293 km2 (499 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
  Total 2,024,500
ISO 3166 code IL-M

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.[2]

Administrative sub-regions

Cities Local Councils Regional Councils

Former Municipalities

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.[4]


  1. "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.
  2. "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.
  3. Local Council of Pardesiya (Israel) Archived November 3, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. 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.

See also

Coordinates: 31°56′N 34°52′E / 31.933°N 34.867°E / 31.933; 34.867

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