Population of Cities in Israel (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
15
100,000 to 1 Million
72
10,000 to 100,000
  • Jerusalem
  • Tel Aviv
  • West Jerusalem
  • Haifa
  • Ashdod
  • Rishon LeZiyyon
  • Petah Tiqwa
  • Beersheba
  • Netanya
  • Holon
  • Bnei Brak
  • Rehovot
  • Bat Yam
  • Ramat Gan
  • Ashkelon
  • Jaffa
  • Modi'in Makkabbim Re'ut
  • Herzliya
  • Kfar Saba
  • Ra'anana
  • Hadera
  • Bet Shemesh
  • Lod
  • Nazareth
  • Modiin Ilit
  • Ramla
  • Nahariyya
  • Qiryat Ata
  • Givatayim
  • Qiryat Gat
  • Acre
  • Eilat
  • Afula
  • Karmi'el
  • Hod HaSharon
  • Umm el Fahm
  • Tiberias
  • Qiryat Mozqin
  • Qiryat Yam
  • Rosh Ha'Ayin
  • Ness Ziona
  • Kiryat Ono
  • Qiryat Bialik
  • Ramat HaSharon
  • Dimona
  • Et Taiyiba
  • Yavne
  • Or Yehuda
  • Yehud-Monosson
  • Safed

Regarded by the major western religions as the Biblical Holy Land, Israel has many sacred sites, including the Western Wall, Mount Zion, and the Sea of Galilee. Many of its most famous sites are in the capital city of Jerusalem, which is located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains. Jerusalem has a long and often troubled history; it has been destroyed twice, and attacked and captured many times. Today, it continues to be a politically contentious location, but it is also home to a population of 850,000, a popular tourist destination and a center of higher education.

Although Jerusalem is regarded as Israel's capital city, the country's economic center is Tel Aviv, located on the country's Mediterranean coast. Tel Aviv is also the second-largest city in Israel with a population of 438,818. It is known for its thriving culture and for being home to many technology companies – the area in which these are based is nicknamed Silicon Wadi. Tel Aviv University is also the largest university in Israel and has more than 30,000 students. Both Jerusalem and Tel Avic are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Israel has 0 cities with more than a million people, 15 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 72 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Israel is Jerusalem, with a population of 801,000 people.

Jerusalem

Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world.

801,000

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is the second-most populous city in Israel

432,892

West Jerusalem

West Jerusalem refers to the section of Jerusalem that remained under Israeli control after the Arab-Israeli War of 1948.

400,000

Haifa

Haifa is the third-most populous metropolitan area in Israel.

267,300

Ashdod

Ashdod is the largest port in Israel ,accounting for sixty percent of the country's imported goods.

224,656

Rishon LeZiyyon

Rishon LeZiyyon was founded in 1882 by Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire.

220,492

Petah Tiqwa

Petah Tiqwa was founded in 1878, mainly by religious orthodox Jews.

200,000

Beersheba

Beersheba is the largest city in the Negev desert of southern Israel.

186,600

Netanya

Netanya is known for its large immigrant population.

171,676

Holon

Holon has the second-largest industrial zone in Israel.

165,787

Name 2018 Population Location
Jerusalem801,000Map
Tel Aviv432,892Map
West Jerusalem400,000Map
Haifa267,300Map
Ashdod224,656Map
Rishon LeZiyyon220,492Map
Petah Tiqwa200,000Map
Beersheba186,600Map
Netanya171,676Map
Holon165,787Map
Bnei Brak154,400Map
Rehovot132,671Map
Bat Yam128,979Map
Ramat Gan128,095Map
Ashkelon105,995Map
Jaffa100,000Map
Modi'in Makkabbim Re'ut88,749Map
Herzliya83,600Map
Kfar Saba80,773Map
Ra'anana80,000Map
Hadera75,854Map
Bet Shemesh67,100Map
Lod66,589Map
Nazareth64,800Map
Modiin Ilit64,179Map
Ramla63,860Map
Nahariyya51,200Map
Qiryat Ata48,966Map
Givatayim48,000Map
Qiryat Gat47,450Map
Acre45,603Map
Eilat45,588Map
Afula44,930Map
Karmi'el44,382Map
Hod HaSharon43,185Map
Umm el Fahm41,030Map
Tiberias39,790Map
Qiryat Mozqin39,404Map
Qiryat Yam39,273Map
Rosh Ha'Ayin39,215Map
Ness Ziona38,700Map
Kiryat Ono37,791Map
Qiryat Bialik36,551Map
Ramat HaSharon36,137Map
Dimona33,558Map
Et Taiyiba32,978Map
Yavne31,774Map
Or Yehuda30,802Map
Yehud-Monosson29,312Map
Safed27,816Map
Gedera26,217Map
Tamra25,917Map
Yehud25,600Map
Daliyat al Karmel25,000Map
Migdal Ha`Emeq24,800Map
Sakhnin24,596Map
Netivot24,564Map
Mevasseret Ziyyon24,409Map
Ofaqim24,311Map
Arad23,700Map
Gan Yavne22,453Map
Qiryat Shemona22,035Map
Kefar Yona21,611Map
maalot Tarshiha21,400Map
Nesher21,245Map
Tirah20,786Map
Shoham20,740Map
Sederot20,228Map
Rahat19,586Map
Tirat Karmel18,993Map
Maghar18,915Map
Giv'at Shmuel18,500Map
Ariel17,668Map
Kafr Kanna17,606Map
Judeida Makr17,530Map
Kafr Qasim17,303Map
Qalansuwa16,898Map
Bet She'an16,800Map
Azor16,201Map
Ganei Tikva16,053Map
Er Reina15,621Map
Even Yehuda15,221Map
Kafr Manda15,014Map
Iksal11,398Map
Rekhasim10,682Map
Nahf10,105Map
Beit Jann10,002Map
Herzliya Pituah10,000Map
El Fureidis9,999Map
Kabul9,497Map
Tel Mond8,725Map
Yeroham8,631Map
Deir Hanna8,417Map
Kafir Yasif8,308Map
Dabburiya8,305Map
Mazkeret Batya8,034Map
Bnei Ayish7,920Map
Bu`eina7,900Map
Jaljulya7,505Map
Bir el Maksur7,106Map
Bet Dagan7,099Map
Basmat Tab`un6,300Map
Pardesiyya6,254Map
Lehavim6,000Map
Abu Ghaush5,707Map
Shelomi5,608Map
Kefar Weradim5,608Map
Ramat Yishay5,431Map
Hurfeish5,308Map
Buqei`a5,200Map