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This list includes localities that are in Israel that the Israeli Ministry of Interior has designated as a city council. Jerusalem includes occupied East Jerusalem. The list 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 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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Israel has 15 cities with populations over 100,000, including Jerusalem at over 500,000 (including occupied East Jerusalem), and Tel Aviv.[2] In all, there are 77 Israeli localities granted "municipalities" (or "city") status by the Ministry of the Interior.[3] Two more cities are planned: Kasif, a planned city to be built in the Negev, and Harish, originally a small town currently being built into a large city. The area and population of Jerusalem includes that of East Jerusalem which has been de facto annexed by Israel and incorporated within Jerusalem's municipal borders under the Jerusalem Law. This, however, is not recognized by the international community who regard East Jerusalem as part of the Occupied Palestinian Territory.[4][5]

The following table lists all Israeli cities by name, district, population, and area, according to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics:

Name First
settlement
Photo District Population
estimate,
2017[6]
Population
census,
2008[7]
Change,
2008–
–2017
Area,
km²
[8]
Density,
per km²
[9]
Socio-
economic
index[10]
Acre[cbs 1] Bronze Age   North 48,303 46,100 +4.78% 13.5 3,362.0 −0.395
Afula Bronze Age   North 49,169 40,200 +22.31% 26.9 1,611.7 −0.028
Arad 1962   South 25,530 23,400 +9.10% 93.1 195.9 0.287
Arraba[cbs 2] N/A   North 24,972 20,600 +21.22% 8.25 3,097.1 −0.945
Ashdod Bronze Age   South 222,883 204,300 +9.10% 47.2 4,783.9 −0.109
Ashkelon[cbs 3] Neolithic   South 137,945 110,600 +24.72% 47.8 2,964.8 -0.032
Baqa al-Gharbiyye Middle Ages   Haifa 29,035 N/A N/A 16.4 3,152.1 −0.736
Bat Yam 1926   Tel Aviv 128,655 130,300 −1.26% 8.2 15,758.4 −0.025
Beersheba[cbs 4] 1900[note 1]   South 207,551 193,400 +7.32% 117.5 1,751.7 0.035
Beit She'an[cbs 5] Neolithic   North 17,704 16,900 +4.76% 7.3 2,379.9 −0.277
Beit Shemesh[cbs 6] 1950   Jerusalem 114,371 72,700 +57.32% 34.3 2,866.6 −1.149
Bnei Brak[cbs 7] 1924   Tel Aviv 193,774 151,800 +27.65% 7.1 25,709.4 −1.304
Dimona 1955   South 33,666 32,400 +3.91% 29.9 193.7 −0.235
Eilat[cbs 8] Neolithic   South 50,724 47,300 +7.24% 84.8 509.6 0.247
El'ad 1998   Center 46,896 33,900 +38.34% 2.8 13,138.6 −1.493
Giv'at Shmuel[cbs 9] 1944   Center 25,776 21,000 +22.74% 2.6 9,978.1 1.124
Givatayim[cbs 10] 1922   Tel Aviv 59,518 52,100 +14.24% 3.3 18,058.2 1.417
Hadera 1891   Haifa 93,973 79,400 +18.35% 49.4 1,809.2 0.255
Haifa Antiquity   Haifa 281,087 264,300 +6.35% 63.7 4,331.4 0.652
Herzliya[cbs 11] 1924   Tel Aviv 93,989 86,300 +8.91% 21.6 4,291.0 1.373
Hod HaSharon 1924   Center 61,102 46,300 +31.97% 21.6 3,058.9 1.485
Holon 1935   Tel Aviv 192,624 176,300 +9.26% 18.9 10,017.7 0.509
Jerusalem Neolithic   Jerusalem 901,302 759,700 +18.64% 125.2 7,014.1 −0.802
Kafr Qasim[cbs 12] 19th century   Center 22,743 18,400 +23.60% 8.7 2,391.5 −0.841
Karmiel[cbs 13] 1964   North 45,919 44,200 +3.89% 19.2 2,056.3 0.309
Kfar Saba[cbs 14] 1903   Center 100,039 82,800 +20.82% 14.2 6,831.0 1.191
Kfar Yona[cbs 15] 1932   Center 22,537 16,500 +36.59% 11.0 1,962.4 0.786
Kiryat Ata[cbs 16] 1925   Haifa 57,518 50,400 +14.12% 16.7 3,253.0 0.249
Kiryat Bialik[cbs 17] 1934   Haifa 39,582 37,200 +6.40% 8.2 4,650.1 0.567
Kiryat Gat[cbs 18] 1954   South 53,487 47,500 +12.60% 16.3 3,328.2 −0.378
Kiryat Malakhi[cbs 19] 1950   South 22,337 20,500 +8.96% 4.6 4,741.2 −0.594
Kiryat Motzkin[cbs 20] 1934   Haifa 41,440 38,100 +8.77% 3.8 10,612.0 0.590
Kiryat Ono[cbs 21] 1939   Tel Aviv 39,398 30,000 +31.33% 4.1 8,557.8 1.513
Kiryat Shmona[cbs 22] 1949   North 22,844 23,200 −1.53% 14.2 1,595.8 −0.014
Kiryat Yam[cbs 23] 1941   Haifa 39,710 37,700 +5.33% 4.3 8,568.6 0.018
Lod Neolithic   Center 74,604 69,400 +7.50% 12.2 6,078.3 −0.448
Ma'alot-Tarshiha 1963   North 21,267 20,600 +3.24% 6.8 2,303.0 0.024
Migdal HaEmek[cbs 24] 1953   North 25,371 23,900 +6.15% 7.6 2,876.6 −0.273
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut
[cbs 25]
1985   Center 91,328 69,300 +31.79% 50.2 1,862.5 1.351
Nahariya[cbs 26] 1935   North 56,071 51,300 +9.30% 10.2 4,941.8 0.436
Nazareth Bronze Age   North 76,551 71,700 +6.77% 14.1 5,357.9 −0.558
Nazareth Illit[cbs 27] 1957   North 40,596 41,400 −1.94% 32.5 1,224.4 0.055
Nesher 1923   Haifa 23,749 23,300 +1.93% 12.8 1,828.9 0.783
Ness Ziona[cbs 28] 1883   Center 49,108 36,100 +36.03% 15.6 3,071.5 1.265
Netanya 1929   Center 214,101 180,100 +18.88% 29.0 6,807.7 0.240
Netivot 1956   South 33,779 26,100 +29.42% 5.6 2,874.7 −0.760
Ofakim[cbs 29] 1955   South 27,771 24,000 +15.71% 10.3 2,565.0 −0.757
Or Akiva[cbs 30] 1951   Haifa 17,759 16,000 +10.99% 3.5 3,165.3 −0.097
Or Yehuda 1955   Tel Aviv 36,706 33,900 +8.28% 5.1 5,477.7 0.133
Petah Tikva[cbs 31] 1878   Center 240,357 200,300 +20.00% 35.9 6,626.5 0.655
Qalansawe Middle Ages   Center 22,370 18,200 +22.91% 8.4 2,603.2 −1.011
Ra'anana[cbs 32] 1922   Center 72,810 68,300 +6.60% 14.9 4,833.8 1.462
Rahat 1972   South 66,791 50,000 +33.58% 19.6 3,283.9 −1.848
Ramat Gan 1921   Tel Aviv 156,277 143,600 +8.83% 13.2 9,376.1 1.041
Ramat HaSharon 1923   Tel Aviv 46,019 39,000 +18.00% 16.8 2,708.3 1.796
Ramla 8th century   Center 75,668 65,700 +15.17% 11.9 6,252.2 −0.333
Rehovot 1890   Center 138,379 111,100 +24.55% 23.0 5,712.4 0.629
Rishon LeZion[cbs 33] 1882   Center 249,860 226,800 +10.17% 58.7 4,212.6 0.886
Rosh HaAyin 1949   Center 50,453 37,900 +33.12% 24.4 2,868.0 0.578
Safed[cbs 34] Bronze Age   North 35,276 29,600 +19.18% 29.2 1,123.5 −1.011
Sakhnin Bronze Age   North 30,548 25,100 +21.71% 9.8 3,062.2 −0.740
Sderot[cbs 35] 1951   South 25,138 20,700 +21.44% 4.5 3,788.0 −0.223
Shefa-'Amr[cbs 36] Bronze Age   North 41,024 35,700 +14.91% 19.8 2,065.0 −0.784
Tamra N/A   North 33,380 28,100 +18.79% 29.3 1,118.1 −0.983
Tayibe N/A   Center 42,401 35,700 +18.77% 18.7 2,198.7 −0.878
Tel Aviv[cbs 37] Bronze Age
(Jaffa)
  Tel Aviv 443,939 402,600 +10.27% 51.8 8,473.0 1.221
Tiberias 20   North 43,664 41,600 +4.96% 10.9 2,663.5 −0.379
Tira[cbs 38] N/A   Center 25,721 22,200 +15.86% 11.9 2,128.7 −0.469
Tirat Carmel[cbs 39] N/A   Haifa 21,256 18,600 +14.28% 5.6 3,425.4 −0.138
Umm al-Fahm N/A   Haifa 54,240 45,000 +20.53% 22.3 2,053.4 −1.294
Yavne Bronze Age   Center 45,483 32,800 +38.67% 10.7 2,690.9 0.455
Yehud-Monosson N/A   Center 29,689 26,200 +13.32% 5.0 5,862.3 1.034
Yokneam Illit[cbs 40] 1950   North 22,746 19,000 +19.72% 7.4 2,649.1 0.800

See also

Notes

General
  1. ^ Tel Be'er Sheva, remains of the ancient town, lies east of the modern city.
Official spellings
  1. ^ Akko
  2. ^ Arrabe
  3. ^ Ashqelon
  4. ^ Be'er Sheva
  5. ^ Bet She'an
  6. ^ Bet Shemesh
  7. ^ Bene Beraq
  8. ^ Elat
  9. ^ Giv'at Shemu'el
  10. ^ Giv'atayim
  11. ^ Herzliyya
  12. ^ Kafar Qasem
  13. ^ Karmi'el
  14. ^ Kefar Sava
  15. ^ Kefar Yona
  16. ^ Qiryat Atta
  17. ^ Qiryat Bialik
  18. ^ Qiryat Gat
  19. ^ Qiryat Mal'akhi
  20. ^ Qiryat Motzkin
  21. ^ Qiryat Ono
  22. ^ Qiryat Shemona
  23. ^ Qiryat Yam
  24. ^ Migdal HaEmeq
  25. ^ Modi'in-Makkabbim-Re'ut
  26. ^ Nahariyya
  27. ^ Nazerat Illit
  28. ^ Nes Ziyyona
  29. ^ Ofaqim
  30. ^ Or Aqiva
  31. ^ Petah Tiqwa
  32. ^ Ra'annana
  33. ^ Rishon LeZiyyon
  34. ^ Zefat
  35. ^ Sederot
  36. ^ Shefar'am
  37. ^ Tel Aviv-Yafo
  38. ^ Tire
  39. ^ Tirat Karmel
  40. ^ Yoqne'am Illit

References

  1. ^ "Israeli Democracy: How Does It Work?". Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Archived from the original on 22 June 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Inventory of World Cities". Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  3. ^ 2.22 Localities and Population, by Municipal Status and District, 2018
  4. ^ Symon, Fiona (4 December 2001). "Jerusalem: Crucible of the conflict". BBC News Online. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Background on East Jerusalem". B'Tselem. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Localities File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Profiles by Locality". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  8. ^ "2004 local government profile" (in Hebrew). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2007.
  9. ^ Population and Density per Sq. Km. in Localities Numbering 5,000 Residents and More on 31.12.2016 (Report). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  10. ^ SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDEX 2013 OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF HEBREW NAMES (PDF) (Report). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.

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