Ganei Tikva

Ganei Tikva (Hebrew: גַּנֵּי תִּקְוָה, lit. Gardens of Hope; Arabic: غني تيكفا‎) is a local council in Israel, bordering Kiryat Ono to the west, Petah Tikva to the north, Gat Rimon to the east and Savyon to the south.

Ganei Tikva

  • גַּנֵּי תִּקְוָה
  • غني تيكفا
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259Gannei Tiqwa
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Ganei Tikva is located in Central Israel
Ganei Tikva
Ganei Tikva
Coordinates: 32°03′40″N 34°52′28″E / 32.06111°N 34.87444°E / 32.06111; 34.87444Coordinates: 32°03′40″N 34°52′28″E / 32.06111°N 34.87444°E / 32.06111; 34.87444
 • TypeLocal council (from 1953)
 • Head of MunicipalityLizy Delaricha
 • Total1,842 dunams (1.842 km2 or 455 acres)
 • Total19,263
 • Density10,000/km2 (27,000/sq mi)
Name meaningGardens of Hope


Ganei Tikva was formed in 1949, located on the land of the Palestinian village of Al-'Abbasiyya, which became depopulated in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.[2]

The oldest part is the Shikun Yovel neighborhood. Yismach Moshe, a religious neighborhood, was built in 1962. (During the Shabat, Yismach Moshe is closed to traffic). Givat Savyon was built in 1972, and is considered a high-end apartment building neighborhood. In an attempt to duplicate Givat Savyon's success, Givat Savyon HaHadasha neighborhood was formed on the eastern side, bordering Gat Rimon. The latest addition to Ganei Tikva is the residential neighborhood Ganim.[citation needed]

Ganei Tikva is known for its high standard of living and quality education. It is located in close proximity to Tel Aviv and Gush Dan, and is characterized by a diverse ethnic Jewish mix. The urban pattern includes small detached houses, townhouses and apartment buildings, complemented by mature trees and low traffic levels. In 2018 it had a population of 19,263.[1]


Ganei Tikva has three access roads. On the west, the main entry to Ganei Tikva through Kiryat Ono. This is the preferred entry to Tel Aviv. On the east, through Gat Rimon which allows fast entry to Petah Tikva and Highway 6 through Route 471.


There are five elementary schools (including special education), one junior high school ("Harishonim junior high"), and one high school ("Meitar high school") in Ganei Tikva. Ganei Tikva has won the National Education Award for 2007.


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ Khalidi, W. (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 235. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.

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