Central District (Israel)

Central District
- transcription(s)
 • Hebrewמְחוֹז הַמֶּרְכָּז
 • Arabicالمنطقة الوسطى
Center District in Israel (+disputed).svg
Local Councils18
Regional Councils12
 • District Commissioner[2]Jonathan Bar-Siman-Tov
 • Total1,293 km2 (499 sq mi)
 • Total2,115,800
ISO 3166 codeIL-M
Geographical distribution of the main ethno-cultural communities Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv and Central districts.[4]

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. The district's population as of 2017 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 “non-classified”, being mostly former Soviet Union immigrants of partial or nominal Jewish ethnic heritage or household members of Jews.[5]

Petah Tikva, Central District

Administrative local authorities

Cities Local Councils Regional Councils

Former municipalities

Former Municipalities
  • Kadima (merged with Tzoran; now Kadima-Zoran)
  • 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 Kadima-Zoran)
  • Yehud (merged with Neve Monosson; now Yehud–Monosson)


El Al Airlines maintains its corporate headquarters on the grounds of Ben Gurion Airport and in the Central District.[7]

See also


  1. ^ "בעלי תפקידים במשרד הפנים". GOV.IL.
  2. ^ Transfer of Power (District Commissioners and District Officers) Law, 5724-1964, Laws of the State of Israel vol. 18 no 38. (pp. 70-71)
  3. ^ "Localities by Population, by District, Sub-District and Type of Locality". Statistical Abstract of Israel. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  4. ^ ""8. אוכלוסייה ביישובים ובאזורים סטטיסטיים, לפי דת, סוף 2019"". Central Bureau of Statistics (Israel).
  5. ^ "Localities and Population, by Population Group, District, Sub-District and Natural Region" (PDF). Statistical Abstract of Israel. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Pardesiyya (Israel)". www.fotw.us. Archived from the original on November 3, 2005.
  7. ^ 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 (5 March 1999), p. C1 (New York edition) 1. Retrieved 15 February 2010.
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