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Savyon
District Center
Government Local council
Hebrew סַבְיוֹן
Name meaning Common groundsel
Population 3,300 (2006)
Area 3746 dunams (3.746 km2; 1.446 sq mi)
Head of municipality Moshe Liftz
Founded in 1955
Coordinates 32°2′50.14″N 34°52′32.56″E / 32.0472611°N 34.8757111°E / 32.0472611; 34.8757111Coordinates: 32°2′50.14″N 34°52′32.56″E / 32.0472611°N 34.8757111°E / 32.0472611; 34.8757111

Savyon (Hebrew: סַבְיוֹן‎) is a local council in the Center District of Israel, bordering the cities of Kiryat Ono, Petah Tikva, and Or Yehuda. Ranked 10/10 on the Israeli socio-economic scale, it is one of the wealthiest municipalities in Israel, being both famous and infamous for it. In December 2006, Savyon had a population of 3,300.[1]

Savyon was founded in 1955 by Africa Israel Investments for senior immigrants from South Africa. It took the name of a common wildflower, although the first part of its name (sav) means "grandfather", which was appropriate for the residents of the time.[2] Today, Savyon houses a younger population.

In 2004, the moshav Ganei Yehuda (Hebrew: גַּנֵּי יְהוּדָה‎) was merged into Savyon.

Notable residents

References

  1. "Table 3 - Population of Localities Numbering Above 1,000 Residents and Other Rural Population". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2007-12-31. http://www.cbs.gov.il/population/new_2009/table3.pdf. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
  2. Vilnai, Ze'ev (1978). "Savyon". Ariel Encyclopedia. Volume 5. Israel: Am Oved. pp. 5298–99.  (Hebrew)
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