Central District (Israel)

Center District
District of Israel
- transcription(s)
  Hebrew מְחוֹז הַמֶּרְכָּז
  Arabic المنطقة الوسطى
Cities 18
Local Councils 22
Regional Councils 12
Capital Ramla
  Total 1,293 km2 (499 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1]
  Total 2,115,800
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 2,115,800. 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 household members of Jews.[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]

See also


  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. 2016.
  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.

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

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