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Beit Dagan
Beit Dagan COA
District Center
Government Local council (from 1958)
Hebrew בֵּית דָּגָן
Population 6,000 (2007)
Area 1530 dunams (1.53 km2; 0.59 sq mi)
Head of municipality Elyahu Dadon
Founded in 1948
Coordinates 32°0′9.68″N 34°49′45.29″E / 32.0026889°N 34.8292472°E / 32.0026889; 34.8292472Coordinates: 32°0′9.68″N 34°49′45.29″E / 32.0026889°N 34.8292472°E / 32.0026889; 34.8292472

Beit Dagan (Hebrew: בֵּית דָּגָן‎) is a town (local council) in the Center District of Israel, bordering Rishon LeZion. It was founded in 1948 at the site of the Arab village Bayt Dajan by Yemenite and North African immigrants. It was declared a local council in 1958.

According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), its end of 2007 population was 6,000.[1]


Beit Dagan's central neighborhood is Neve Hadarim. Other neighborhoods are Neve Ganim, Bnei Bitkha and Nekudat Hen.


Beit Dagan's main transportation hub is the Beit Dagan Junction (actually located in Rishon LeZion), between highway 44 and road 412, serving as a bus terminal for lines to Rishon LeZion, Tzrifin, Ashkelon, Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva, Rehovot, etc.

Shapirim Interchange is located on the eastern side of town.


External links

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