Center District
Israel center dist
Hebrew מחוז המרכז
Capital Ramla
Largest city Rishon LeZion
Cities 18
Local Councils 22
Regional Councils 12
Population 1,730,500 (2008)
Area 1,293 km²

The Central District (Hebrew: מחוז המרכז‎, Meḥoz haMerkaz) of Israel is one of six administrative districts, including most of the Sharon region. The district capital is Ramla. 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 2008 was 1,730,500. According to the Israeli Central Beurau of statistics 88% of the population is Jewish, 8.2% is Arab, and 4% are not classified (most are former Soviet Union immigrants of partially Jewish Nationality or family relationship).[1]

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)


See also

Coordinates: 31°56′N 34°52′E / 31.933°N 34.867°E / 31.933; 34.867bg:Централен окръг (Израел) ca:Districte Central (Israel) cs:Centrální distrikt (Izrael) da:Centraldistriktetet:Keskringkond (Iisrael)eu:Erdialdeko barrutia (Israel) fa:استان مرکز (اسرائیل)id:Distrik Tengah, Israellt:Centrinė apskritis ms:Daerah Tengah, Israelja:中央地区 (イスラエル) no:Sentraldistriktetpt:Distrito Central (Israel) ru:Центральный округ Израиля fi:Keski-Israelin hallintoalue sv:Centrala distriktet uk:Центральний округ (Ізраїль) yi:צענטער דיסטריקט פון ישראל zh:中央区 (以色列)

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