Israel districts

Map of the districts of Israel

Israel population density

Population density by geographic region, sub-district and district (thicker border indicates higher tier).

There are six main administrative districts of Israel, known in Hebrew as mehozot (מחוזות; singular: mahoz) and fifteen sub-districts known as nafot (נפות; singular: nafa). Each sub-district is further divided into natural regions, of which there are 50.

The figures in this article are based on numbers from the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics and so include all places under Israeli civilian rule including those Israeli-occupied territories where this is the case. Therefore, the Golan sub-district and its four natural regions are included in the number of sub-districts and natural regions even though it is not recognized by the United Nations or the vast majority of its membership as Israeli territory. Similarly, the population figure below for the Jerusalem District was calculated including East Jerusalem whose annexation by Israel is similarly widely disputed. The Judea and Samaria Area, however, is not included in the number of districts and sub-districts as Israel has not applied its civilian jurisdiction in that part of the West Bank.

Jerusalem District

Jerusalem District (Mehoz Yerushalayim). Population: 907,300

District capital: Jerusalem[1]

Northern District

Northern District (Mehoz HaTzafon). Population: 1,241,900

District capital: Nazareth

  • Safed (sub-district) – population: 100,500
  • Kinneret (sub-district) – population: 100,300
  • Yizre'el (sub-district) – population: 444,400
  • Akko (sub-district) – population: 555,300
  • Golan (sub-district)[2] – population: 41,400

Haifa District

Haifa District (Mehoz Heifa). Population: 880,700

District capital: Haifa

  • Haifa (sub-district) – population: 529,300
  • Hadera (sub-district) – population: 351,400

Central District

Central District (Mehoz HaMerkaz). Population: 1,770,000

District capital: Ramla

  • Sharon (sub-district) – population: 389,600
  • Petah Tikva (sub-district) – population: 604,600
  • Ramla (sub-district) – population: 282,800
  • Rehovot (sub-district) – population: 493,000

Tel Aviv District

Tel Aviv District (Mehoz Tel Aviv). Population: 1,227,900

District capital: Tel Aviv

Southern District

Southern District (Mehoz HaDarom). Population: 1,201,200

District Capital: Beersheba

  • Ashkelon (sub district) – population: 456,000
  • Be'er Sheva (sub-district) – population: 565,300

Judea and Samaria Area

Judea and Samaria Area (Ezor Yehuda VeShomron). Population: 289,600 Israeli citizens (for Palestinians see Demographics of the West Bank)

Largest Israeli City: Modi'in Illit

This area is the geographical classification for Israeli settlement in the West Bank other than East Jerusalem and the former Israeli – Jordanian no man's land area near Latrun. The area has been under Israeli control since the 1967 Six-Day War but not annexed by Israel due to it being inhabited by native Palestinians. Many Israelis consider it part of the Land of Israel, but it is not considered part of the state of Israel by any nation or the UN. See Palestinian National Authority for the Palestinian administration.


  1. This district includes areas captured in the 1967 Six-Day War and annexed to Israel in the Jerusalem Law.
  2. Captured in the 1967 Six-Day War and defacto annexed by Israel's Golan Heights Law.

See also

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