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).