Main cities in Israel

Israel includes a total of 75 cities, 4 of them are considered as main cities which include government institutions. Each of the four is functioning as a main city of the territorial district in Israel: Haifa in the Northern district, Tel Aviv in the Central district, Be'er Sheva in the Southern district and Jerusalem the Capital.





  • Jerusalem, Israel???s capital contains all the main offices of government. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is ranked the top university in Israel. Apart from a political importance of the city, Jerusalem is a sacred place for three monotheistic religions ??? Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

  • Tel Aviv is known as ???The City That Never Sleeps???. It is the center for commercial life and leisure in Israel, as it is located on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline. The city is known for its cosmopolitan lifestyle.

  • Haifa and the north, the northern capital, is also located on the Mediterranean coast and is a major seaport in Israel.The city has two respected academic institutions, the Technion and the University of Haifa.

  • Be'er Sheva and the south is known as the capital of the Negev.It serves as a commercial and industrial center for the Southern Israel.



List of all cities in Israel



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Name District Area (km??) Hebrew Arabic Population (2009) Mayor
Acre North 13.533 ?????? ?????? 46,300 Shimon Lancry
Afula North 26.909 ?????????? ?????????????? 40,500 Avi Elkabetz
Arad South 93.140 ?????? ???????? 23,400 Gideon Bar-Lev
Ariel Judea & Samaria 14.677 ?????????? ?????????? 17,600 Ron Nachman
Ashdod South 47.242 ?????????? ??????????/?????????? 206,400 Yehiel Lasri
Ashkelon South 47.788 ???????????? ????????????/????????????/???????????? 111,900 Benny Vaknin
Baqa-Jatt Haifa 16.392 ????????-??'?? ???????? ???? 34,300 Yitzhak Veled
Bat Yam Tel Aviv 8.167 ???? ???? ?????? ?????? 130,000 Shlomo Lahiani
Be'ersheba South 52.903 ?????? ?????? ?????? ?????????? 194,300 Rubik Danilovich
Beit She'an North 7.330 ?????? ?????? ?????????? 16,900 Jacky Levi
Beit Shemesh Jerusalem 34.259 ?????? ?????? ?????? ???????? 77,100 Moshe Abutbul
Beitar Illit Judea & Samaria 6.801 ???????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? 35,000 Meir Rubenstein
Bnei Brak Tel Aviv 7.088 ?????? ?????? ?????? ???????? 154,400 Ya'akov Asher
Dimona South 29.877 ???????????? ???????????? 32,400 Meir Cohen
Eilat South 84.789 ???????? ??????????/???? ?????????????? 47,400 Meir Yitzhak Halevi
El'ad Center 2.756 ???????? ???????????? 36,300 Yitzhak Idan
Giv'atayim Tel Aviv 3.246 ?????????????? ????????????????/???????????????? 53,000 Reuven Ben-Shahar
Giv'at Shmuel Center 2.579 ???????? ?????????? 21,800 Yossi Brodny
Hadera Haifa 49.359 ???????? ?????????????? 80,200 Haim Avitan
Haifa Haifa 63.666 ???????? ???????? 265,600 Yona Yahav
Herzliya Tel Aviv 21.585 ???????????? ?????????????? 87,000 Yael German
Hod HaSharon Center 21.585 ?????? ?????????? ?????? ???????????? 47,200 Hai Adiv
Holon Tel Aviv 18.927 ?????????? ?????????? 184,700 Moti Sasson
Jerusalem Jerusalem 125.156 ?????????????? ??????????????, ?????????? 773,600 Nir Barkat
Karmiel North 19.188 ???????????? ?????????????? 44,100 Adi Eldar
Kafr Qasim Center 8.745 ?????? ???????? ?????? ???????? 18,800 Sami Issa
Kfar Saba Center 14.169 ?????? ?????? ???????? ???????? 83,600 Yehuda Ben-Hemo
Kiryat Ata Haifa 16.706 ?????????? ?????? ?????????? ?????? 50,700 Ya'akov Peretz
Kiryat Bialik Haifa 8.178 ?????????? ???????????? ?????????? ???????????? 37,300 Eli Dokursky
Kiryat Gat South 16.302 ?????????? ???? ?????????? ??????/?????????? ?????? 47,400 Aviram Dahari
Kiryat Malakhi South 4.632 ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? 20,600 Motti Malka
Kiryat Motzkin Haifa 3.778 ?????????? ???????????? ?????????? ?????????????? 38,000 Haim Zuri
Kiryat Ono Tel Aviv 4.112 ?????????? ???????? ?????????? ???????? 31,000 Yossi Nishri
Kiryat Shmona North 14.228 ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? 23,100 Nissim Malka
Kiryat Yam Haifa 4.339 ?????????? ???? ?????????? ?????? 37,700 Shmuel Sisso
Lod Center 12.226 ?????? ???????? 69,800 Ilan Harari
Ma'ale Adumim Judea & Samaria 49.177 ???????? ???????????? ???????? ???????????? 34,300 Benny Kashriel
Ma'alot-Tarshiha North 6.832 ??????????-???????????? ???????????? ???????????? 20,600 Shlomo Bohbot
Migdal HaEmek North 7.637 ???????? ???????? ?????????? ??????????/?????????? ?????????? 23,900 Eliyahu Barda
Modi'in Illit Judea & Samaria 4.746 ?????????????? ?????????? ?????????????? ?????????? 46,200 Ya'akov Gutterman
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut Center 50.176 ??????????????-??????????-???????? ??????????????-????????????-?????????? 72,700 Haim Beebas
Nahariya North 10.233 ?????????? ???????????? 51,200 Jacky Sabag
Nazareth North 14.123 ???????? ?????????????? 72,200 Ramiz Jaraisy
Nazareth Illit North 32.521 ???????? ?????????? ?????????????? ???????????? 40,800 Shimon Gapso
Nesher Haifa 12.790 ?????? ???????? 23,600 David Amar
Ness Ziona Center 15.579 ???? ?????????? ?????? ???????????? 38,100 Yossi Shvo
Netanya Center 28.954 ?????????? ???????????? 183,200 Miriam Feirberg
Netivot South 5.626 ???????????? ????????????/???????????? 26,700 Yehiel Zohar
Ofakim South 10.273 ???????????? ?????????????? 24,000 Zvika Greengold
Or Akiva Haifa 3.539 ?????? ?????????? ?????? ?????????? 16,100 Simha Yosipov
Or Yehuda Tel Aviv 5.141 ?????? ?????????? ?????? ?????????? 34,400 David Yosef
Petah Tikva Center 35.868 ?????? ?????????? ???????? ???????? 209,600 Yitzhak Ohayon
Qalansawe Center 8.417 ?????????????? ???????????? 18,700
Ra'anana Center 14.878 ?????????? ???????????? 68,300 Nahum Hofree
Rahat South 19.586 ?????? ?????? 51,700 Talal al-Krenawi
Ramat Gan Tel Aviv 13.229 ?????? ???? ???????? ??????/???????? ?????? 145,000 Zvi Bar
Ramat HaSharon Tel Aviv 16.792 ?????? ?????????? ???????? ???????????? 40,600 Yitzhak Rochberger
Ramla Center 11.854 ???????? ???????????? 65,800 Yoel Lavi
Rehovot Center 23.041 ???????????? ????????????/???????????? 112,700 Rahamim Malul
Rishon LeZion Center 58.704 ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? ???????????? 228,200 Dov Tzur
Rosh HaAyin Center 24.390 ?????? ???????? ?????? ?????????? 38,500 Moshe Sinai
Safed North 29.248 ?????? ?????? 29,500 Ilan Shohat
Sakhnin North 9.816 ????'?????? ?????????? 25,700 Mazen Ghnaim
Sderot South 4.472 ?????????? ???????????? 20,700 David Buskila
Shefa-'Amr (Shfar'am) North 19.766 ?????????? ?????? ???????? 36,200 Nahed Khazem
Tamra North 29.259 ???????? ???????? 28,700 Abu el-Hija Adel
Tayibe Center 18.662 ?????????? ???????????? 36,500 Hemi Doron
Tel Aviv Tel Aviv 51.788 ???? ???????? ???? ???????? ???????? 403,700 Ron Huldai
Tiberias North 10.872 ?????????? ?????????? 41,300 Zohar Oved
Tira Center 11.894 ???????? ???????????? 22,600 Mamoun Abd-El Hay
Tirat Carmel Haifa 5.601 ???????? ???????? ???????? ???????????? 18,600 Aryeh Tal
Umm al-Fahm Haifa 22.253 ?????? ????-?????? ???? ?????????? 46,100 Khaled Aghbariyya
Yavne Center 10.700 ???????? ???????? 33,000 Zvi Gov-Ari
Yehud-Monosson Center 5.014 ????????-?????????????? ???????? ?????????????? 26,500 Yossi Ben-David
Yokneam North 7.390 ?????????? ???????????? 19,100 Simon Alfasi


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